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Places For All With Fokke Moerel

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Places For All With Fokke Moerel

MVRDV's Fokke Moerel will talk about how we can add value to the urgencies we all have to face and deal with. There are plenty of opportunities to make our environment a better place to live, stay, work, engage. No matter what location, scale or budget, we can find the obvious and the unconventional, which can lead to innovative possibilities, positively impact our surroundings and engage the communities.

Architecture, public space and art can play a connecting role to create places for all. During her presentation, Fokke Moerel will use iconic MVRDV projects such as Depot Boijmans Van Beuningen, Radio Tower & Hotel and Tainan Spring as examples of her vision of ‘’Places for all’’.

During this talk, you'll learn:

  • How we can create more comfortable, green, livable cities for people.
  • How we can make use of our resources and space for a future proof environment.
  • How art and architecture can be a tool for inclusivity.

About Fokke Moerel

Partner, and Architect, Fokke Moerel (NL) directs MVRDV’s Studio Public, a unit within the office that focuses primarily on projects that have a dedicated urban impact. These include public, and cultural buildings, as well as transformations of monumental buildings that endeavour to revive their immediate urban context. To this end, the office’s interior design team is also within Studio Public, generating a strong relationship between interior and exterior public program. A clear example of this is the Depot Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam, whose construction Moerel has lead. As a fully publically accessible art depot, it opened its doors to the public in 2021, bringing all visitors into a close connection with renowned masterpieces, and with the city. In addition to this, Moerel has lead award-winning designs such as the Baltyk office tower in Poznan, Poland, the Book Mountain Library in Spijkenisse, and the Lloyd Hotel & Cultural Embassy in Amsterdam.

Coming from a family of designers, Moerel’s professional presence extends beyond practice to include teaching or serving as a guest critic for academies, and universities worldwide. Moerel herself has a master’s degree in architecture from the Academy of Architecture Rotterdam, and a BA in interior architecture from the Willem de Kooning Academy. She has taught at Harvard and Cambridge alongside MVRDV Founding Partner, Nathalie de Vries, at the Silpakorn University in Bangkok, Thailand, and is currently tutoring at The Hague Royal Academy of Arts. Moerel is also is an external critic at the Academy of Architecture Rotterdam.

About Paul Keskeys

Paul Keskeys is Editor in Chief at Architizer. An architect-trained editor, writer and content creator, Paul graduated from UCL and the University of Edinburgh, gaining an MArch in Architectural Design with distinction. Paul has spoken about the art of architecture and storytelling at many national industry events, including AIANY, NeoCon, KBIS, the Future NOW Symposium, the Young Architect Conference and NYCxDesign. As well as hundreds of editorial publications on Architizer, Paul has also had features published in Architectural Digest, PIN—UP Magazine, Archinect, Aesthetica Magazine and PUBLIC Journal.

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    Paul Keskeys Editor in Chief @ Architizer

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    Fokke Moerel

Architizer and Material Bank

The Design Your Impact Series is brought to you by Material Bank in Collaboration with Architizer.