MVRDV - Winy Maas and Bertrand Schippan to discuss resilient cities of the future at Moniteur Innovation Day

Winy Maas and Bertrand Schippan to discuss resilient cities of the future at Moniteur Innovation Day


What would the future of city living look like? Join Winy Maas and Bertrand Schippan on the Moniteur Innovation Day on July 4 in Paris to find out more on their vision on the prospective city of the future, resilient to climate change. At 09:15, Winy Maas will give a presentation on ‘Living in 2050’ followed by Bertrand Schippan who will join a panel at 10:50 to discuss designing resilient cities.

Winy Maas, Founding Partner, Principal Architect, landscape architect, and urban planner, has led MVRDV’s interdisciplinary team since its establishment in 1993. Driven by his dedication to green, user-defined, sustainable cities and spaces, Maas’ leadership drives many of the office’s award-winning projects. These include the Dutch Pavilion at Expo 2000 in Hannover, Rotterdam’s Markthal, the Crystal Houses in Amsterdam, and the first publicly accessible art depot in the world, Depot Boijmans Van Beuningen. Maas balances practice with academic leadership. Besides his work for MVRDV, he is Professor of Urbanism and Architecture at the Delft University of Technology. In 2008, he developed The Why Factory, a research institute within TU Delft, which explores possibilities for the development of cities of the future.

Partner, Architect and Urbanist, Bertrand Schippan developed his career at several international offices including FGP Atelier, Ateliers Jean Nouvel, and West 8 prior to joining MVRDV in 2006. This diverse range of experience in different settings, and his equally international educational background, which includes Ecole Nationale Supérieur d’Architecture in Lille, the Escuela Tecnica Superior de Arquitectura of Coruna, and the Technische Universiteit of Eindhoven, has molded a versatile approach to the design task. At MVRDV, Schippan has played an integral role in projects of various scales – from single buildings to masterplans – by continually testing and challenging existing theories and methodologies to refine his own professional practice, and inspiring others under his leadership.

Moniteur Innovation Day highlights innovations in the transformation of cities and territories and answering the environnemental issues. To do this, leaders of the construction sector will be there to talk about the revolutions that are occurring in their markets.

  • Find more information on the event here
  • Date: July 4.
  • Location: La Seine Musicale, Île Seguin, 92100 Boulogne-Billancourt, France.