'The work of korth tielens architects arises from linking craftsmanship to a contextual design approach that results in a remarkably understated architectural handwriting… Gus Tielens and Mike Korth walk an extraordinary path in the practise of Dutch architecture. Within the force field of clients and contractors they have developed a series of projects using a contextual approach and integrated craftsmanship that has led to striking results.
The jury of the Charlotte Köhler Prizes appreciates the restrained design mentality of Korth and Tielens, a quality that they have proven to be able to also use in more complex projects.'
From the jury of the Charlotte Köhlerprijs, Prins Bernhard Cultural Funding. The jury was comprised of Frédérique Bergholtz, Pascale Gatzen, Karel Martens, Michelle Provoost, Lisette Smits and Jan Peter Wingender.
'We were very impressed by the building, especially by the relation the building maintains with its surroundings. From the raised square to the distance of the water, sand and wind, but also from the entrance into the garage. Building in the city is definitively about these matters.'
Harm Tilman chief editor of the De Architect about housing block IJburg 46c .
'At korth tielens narrative lines are constructed to pinpoint how different people will move through their buildings or public space and how they might encounter one another. Promoting collectivity is seen as central to their work and this conviction is also evident in the attention paid to the interior.'
Linda Vlassenrood about korth tielens in the architectural yearbook 012/2013