MVRDV - Gideon Maasland to discuss architectural urgencies at the University of Belgrade

Gideon Maasland to discuss architectural urgencies at the University of Belgrade


How does architecture respond to the challenges posed by climate climate? 

On 14 May, studio director Gideon Maasland will deliver a lecture outlining the tools and techniques architects can use to tackle the pressing challenges of climate change at the University of Belgrade, Serbia. Referencing a range of projects including Valley, Tripolis Park, Bulgari Shanghai, and Rotterdam Rooftop Walk, Gideon will explain how effective tools of circularity, recycling, and re-use can lead to such cutting-edge projects.

Studio director and Architect Gideon Maasland joined MVRDV in 2016. With extensive experience acquired over a 15-year career at several high profile Dutch offices, Maasland leads MVRDV’s Studio 8, which is responsible for large-scale, complex buildings. Renowned for his detailed and dedicated approach, which is due to his diverse educational and professional background that not only includes extensive architectural practice, but also carpentry and construction methodology, Maasland’s work is hands-on. This proved invaluable to the success of his studio in the design and construction of multiple complex, large-scale projects, which meet design expectations in the completed building, and in consistently managed processes. To ensure the highest quality, Maasland is often on the construction site directly overseeing building processes.

  • Date and time: 14 May, 18:00.
  • Location: University of Belgrade, Faculty of Architecture (Amphitheatre), Bulevar Kralja Aleksandra 73, Beograd.
  • More information can be found here.