IAAC Lecture Series 2014/15
Tuesday 4th of November 2014
Lecture: What’s Next?
@ 18.30, IAAC Auditorium
Open to the Public
18.30 // Opening
18.40 // Welcome – Manuel Gausa, IAAC Dean
18.50 // Welcome – Areti Markopoulou, IAAC Academic Director
19.00 // Lecture – Winy Maas
Prof. Ir. Ing FRIBA HAIA (1959, Schijndel, The Netherlands) is an architect, urban designer and landscape architect and one of the co-founding directors of the globally operating architecture and urban planning firm MVRDV, based in Rotterdam, Netherlands, known for projects such as the Expo 2000 and the vision for greater Paris, Grand Paris Plus Petit. He is furthermore professor at and director of The Why Factory, a research institute for the future city, he founded in 2008 at TU Delft. He is Professor for Architecture and Urban Design at TU Delft, and has been Visiting Professor at ETH Zurich, Berlage Institute, MIT, Ohio State and Yale University. In addition he designs stage sets, objects and was curator of Indesem 2007. He curates exhibitions, lectures throughout the world and takes part in international juries.
In 2013 Winy Maas joined the Economic Development Board of Rotterdam (EDBR). In 2012 he was appointed urban supervisor for the city of Almere and since 2003 he has been supervising the Bjørvika urban development in Oslo. With both MVRDV and The Why Factory he has published a series of research projects.