At MVRDV, we try push the boundaries of sustainable urbanism, offering good public and collective spaces, adding greenery, and planning for communities that will be resilient in the face of future challenges. Urban studio Director Enno Zuidema will speak at the TUMO Center in Armenia about our vision and ideas on urbanism on November 20. The topic of his lecture is "Adventure urban planning - from free space to urban image".
Studio Director and Urban Planner Enno Zuidema leads the urban studio of MVRDV. He studied at the Technical University Delft, the Netherlands. Previously he worked for the senate of Berlin and for the municipality of Rotterdam. Before this he worked for the Dutch firm MAXWAN. In 1998 Zuidema founded his own practice Enno Zuidema Stedebouw. In 1998 and 2008 he won the Dutch Eo Wijerscompetition. Besides this, he was initiator and curator of Urbanism as Changing Force (2011-2013) and Head Urbanism at the Rotterdam Academy of Architecture (1998 – 2003). Renowned Dutch projects Zuidema has worked on in the past are the redevelopment of the station area of Utrecht, Highway N31 Harlingen, Eemsdelta and a regional strategic plan for Eemsdelta Groningen and several projects on livability and sustainability. Zuidema specializes in the design and planning of infrastructure, urban transformation and densification, and is a specialist on participatory design and planning.
The event is organized by the DAR Foundation of Regional Development and Competitiveness. They launched the Gagarin Project for the complex development of Geghamavan, Ddmashen, Zovaber, Tsaghkunk, Varser rural communities and Gagarin settlement of Sevan community of Gegharkunik region of Armenia. It aims to build self-sufficient communities with sustainable development and innovative lifestyle, contributing to the well-being, creativity and happiness of its inhabitants. The concept of the Gagarin Project community development model is being developed by the Dutch company MVRDV.
- Date & time: November 20, 2021 – 15:00 (CET).
- You can virtually join the event here.