- Friday 3 Feb 2023, 13:30 - 15:00
- Spoken Language
Classroom 1&2, Floor 14, Mandeville building
January marks the start of the IHS public lecture series "Urban Visions". Each lecture will be hosted by an urban professional and/or academic who will share their knowledge and experience on a specific topic.
In this lecture, David Gianotten will introduce OMA’s approach to architecture and urbanism through a selection of projects in the Netherlands. The lecture will illustrate how design at an urban scale and rooted from the social context can initiate positive changes.
Disclaimer: If you are not a student or a staff member at IHS, please fill in the registration form in the description due to the limited capacity of the venue.
More about the speaker
David Gianotten is the Managing Partner – Architect of OMA. He oversees the overall organizational and financial management, business strategy, and growth of OMA, in addition to his own architectural portfolio. David currently leads the design and construction of projects in different regions, including Amsterdam’s Bajes Kwartier, VDMA in Eindhoven, and the new Koepel District in Breda. David has led the design and realization of the Taipei Performing Arts Center (Completed 2022); Potato Head Studios—a resort in Bali (Completed 2020) and WA Museum Boola Bardip in Perth (Completed 2020), among other projects. He launched OMA’s Hong Kong office in 2009 and led OMA’s portfolio in the Asia-Pacific region for seven years.
Projects in the Netherlands
The former Bijlmerbajes in Amsterdam, a prison complex in the South-East of the city built in the 1970s, will be redeveloped by a team lead by real estate developer AM, in which OMA is responsible for the masterplan of the 7.5 ha site, as well as the design of a significant portion of the 135,000 m2 building development.
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
In collaboration with developer STIGAM, the Municipality of Rotterdam, Feyenoord and multiple other stakeholders, OMA and LOLA Landscape Architects have developed the Feyenoord City Masterplan. it improves the connections of Rotterdam-Zuid to the rest of the city and transforms the area into a more dynamic and lively neighborhood.
Location: Rotterdam, Netherlands
VDMA (Van der Meulen-Ansemsterrein)
VDMA is comprised of a collection of industrial heritage buildings, including a 19th century match factory representative of Eindhoven’s early history as the City of Light, and the city’s first parking garage from the late 1920s—part of Eindhoven’s modernising initiatives.
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands