Architects: G. van Hoogevest (1887-1968)

Gijsbertus van Hoogevest, more often called Gijs, was born in Amersfoort on March 24th 1887 as the son of a carpenter. He was educated at the Quellinusschool in Amsterdam for crafts founded by P.J.H. Cuypers. In 1909 Van Hoogevest graduated as an architectural overseer and founded an office in his home town. He designed numerous buildings, including houses, schools, offices and, eventually, reformed churches. His first known work is for a protestant primary school in De Bilt (U). His first work in the field of church architecture was probably the restoration of the old church of Zetten (G), which he extended in Neo-Gothic style in 1911-1912. His earliest designs for churches were in Rationalist style, inspired by architects H.P. Berlage and K.P.C. de Bazel. This style was sometimes combined with Expressionism, while some designs are in the latter style completely. In ca. 1934 he switched to Traditionalism. In 1943 he was joined by his son Teus van Hoogevest (1915-2005), who took over the office in 1953 and designed a further twelve churches, while restoring many more, as well as.numerous other historic buildings Teus was himself succeeded by his own son Gijsbert (1951-).

Gijs van Hoogevest died in Ermelo on September the 21st 1968.
 
1911-1912 Zetten (G): restoration and enlargement  reformed church





The nave of a medieval church is replaced by a new one with on the south side a wide and tall side-aisle in neo-Gothic style. Also, the outer bricks of the choir are replaced by new ones.
 
1923-1926 Den Haag (ZH): reformed Julianakerk







Big centralizing church in Rationalist style, with tall tower. Ground plan in the shape of a Greek cross.
 
 1924 Amersfoort (U): reformed Nieuwe Kerk



 

 

Church in Expressionist style with the tower at the back, designed in conjuction with H.A. Pothoven, who took care of the interior.

 
1924 Huizen (NH): reformed Nieuwe Kerk

 

 

 



Church in Expressionist style. The tower at the back is a smaller version of the tower of the Julianakerk in Den Haag.

 
1924 Den Haag (ZH): reformed Laakkapel

 

 

 

 


Chapel in Rationalist style.

 
1927 Amersfoort (U): Gereformeerde Appelkerk





 



Small church in Expressionist style. Built using irregular shaped yellow bricks.

 
1927-1930 Barneveld (G): restoration reformed church

Included the widening of the nave with a transept in Neo-Gothic style.

 
1929 Amersfoort (U): reformed Emmakerk


 

 

 


Cruciform church in simple Expressionist style, with tower in the corner of two arms.

 
1931-1933 Zwolle (Ov): reformed Jeruzalemkerk

Church in combination of Traditionalism and Expressionism, with 
at the back a tower with tall spire.
 
1932 Slootdorp (NH): reformed church

Small church in Traditionalist style.
 
1933 Amersfoort (U): chapel mental hospital Zon en Schild

 

 

 



Aisleless church in Expressionist style, with tower in Traditionalist style. Van Hoogevest also designed several other parts of this complex.

 
1933-1934 Leiden (ZH): reformed Kooikapel

 

 

 

 

Chapel in Traditionalist style, with big buttresses and a tower identical to the one of the Jeruzalemkerk in Zwolle.
 
1933-1934 Middenmeer (NH): reformed Ontmoetingskerk

Church in Traditionalist style, with big buttresses and a tower next to the side at the back.
 
1938 Benthuizen (ZH): enlargement reformed church

Addition of a north wing to a church built in 1796.
 
1937-1938 Wieringerwerf (NH): reformed church

Church in Traditionalist style, with a tower at the back.
 
1947-1949 Veenendaal (U): reformed Vredeskerk







Three-aisled church in Traditionalist style without tower.
 
1947-1948 Stolwijk (ZH): reformed church









Church in Traditionalist style, inspired by Gothic, incorporating a Gothic tower.
 
1948 Bleskensgraaf (ZH): reformed church










Pseudo-basilican church in Traditionalist style.
 
1950 Veenendaal (U): reformed church Sola Fide






Three-aisled church in Traditionalist style without tower. Basilican construction with large windows in the clerestorey and small ones in the side-aisles.
 
1952 Utrecht (U): reformed Mattheuskerk










Church in Traditionalist style, designed in conjunction with T. van Hoogevest.
 
1953 Groenekan (U): reformed church









Church in Traditionalist style, with short tower. Designed in conjunction with T. van Hoogevest.
 
1956 Ederveen (G): reformed church

Church in Traditionalist style, designed in conjunction with T. van Hoogevest. Open tower.
 
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