For Ricky Rijkenberg architecture is more then a building or a landscape. It is a way to tell a narrative about a place, gathering people or influence social behaviour. By exploring a place and talking to inhabitants and users her goals is it to bring deeper layers into a design. It is almost a romantic quest for architecture which isn’t visible anymore.  Jeroen Junte, Architectuur NL, #01/2017


Ricky Rijkenberg, (born in Austria) lives in Amsterdam, graduated in 2011 from the Amsterdam Academy of Architecture in the field of Architecture. Working for Bureau B+B landscape and urban design

she worked on a variety projects in landscape design and public space. (Mariahilferstrasse in Vienna, Landgoed de Groote Scheere,

In de lijn van de versteende ridders and Object Trouve). At the Archiprix 2013 she received a honorable mention for her project “Zutritt Verboten” Reflection of the past - a timecapsule for Vienna and her graduationproject was shown at the Archiprix International exhibition in Madrid in 2015.


Recently she has her own atelier where she focus more on here work between the field of architecture, landscape and visual art. In her work Rijkenberg operates on the interface of photography and architecture. Her interest lies in the experience and memories that certain spaces and locations evoke. Through the medium of photography, sketches and models she explores how subjective experiences of abandoned spaces can be distilled and translated  into new spatial narratives. This led her to seek out the hidden workplace P402 in the New Dutch Waterline or here ongoing project “Forgotten spaces, guilty places” the photogrammetrie of spatial memory funded by the Creative Industrie Fund NL. She received an commison for the artwork ‘The Illusion of Order’ for the Society of Humanitarianism at the village of Fredricksoord. She teaches at the Academy of Architecture.