F R A N C I N E H O U B E N
Home Edition 2020
Let’s keep the cultural life alive! As a consequence of Covid-19, our social and cultural life has been reduced to a minimum and we all need to adapt to this unprecedented situation. Since we have a commitment with you, with the architecture scene, we came up with this new idea that is meant to lift your spirits and provide you with some genuine inspiration – at your home. Therefore, from Monday, March 23rd, onwards, each day at 7 p.m. we will be sharing one of the unique talks from the previous 35 events that we have held during the last 5 years.
TALK #23: Francine Houben
About Francine Houben
Francine Houben began to formulate the three fundamental concepts of her architectural vision whilst studying at the Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands. Designing primarily for People, constructing spaces that are relevant to Place, and forging connections that give a building Purpose have remained consistent, underlying values to Mecanoo’s practice over the past three decades. Always seeking inspiration in the details of specific sites and locations, Francine bases her work on precise analysis coupled with an intuition built over three decades. She interweaves social, technical, playful and human aspects of space-making together in order to create a unique solution to each architectural challenge. Francine combines the disciplines of architecture, urban planning and landscape architecture in an untraditional way, with a profound sensitivity for light and beauty. Her use of materials, which often contrast in a complementary way, are the sum total of her creative expression. www.mecanoo.nl
AnA Rotterdam 01 – On October 3rd, 2019, we held our first event in the Netherlands. Two relevant Dutch architects and one special guest talked about their personal experiences and important creative periods in their lives. Francine Houben, Sylvia Karres and Daniel Libeskind
Talk is presented by OBJECT CARPET.
At our event in Rotterdam, we had the possibility to use the iconic RugxStyle Amsterdam carpet for our stage thanks to our partnership with Object Carpet.
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Both residential and commercial areas, as well as high-traffic zones benefit from the durable and flame-retardant surface of this uniquely thin RUGX quality. You can find out more at www.object-carpet.com
Virtual Feedback Cards for the Speaker
Maybe you have never attended our events, but perhaps know this already. Your effort is required! As the speakers share many of their personal experiences with us, we would like to present them a special gift, now digitally.
Please write into the text box below what you enjoyed most about the talk. Our goal is to present each speaker with personal feedback cards, as we do at our events. At our events, we collect the cards right before we start with the round-table-discussion and hand them over in a box at the end of the event.
Please participate! Our speakers love it and we want to continue with this tradition.
Here, we will collect the messages and forward them via e.mail to our speaker: