Hans van der Laan


Son of an architect, Dom. Hans van der Laan attended the Technical University in Delft (1923-1926) to study architecture but he did not complete the program; instead he went to St. Paul’s Abbey in Oosterhout to become a monk. Van der Laan’s interest in architecture returned after the war and he became one of the leading figures of the School of Bossch, an architectural movement based on numerical relationships.