Please join us for another UTZON lecture, delivered by Francine Houben.
Multi-award winning architect (including the prestigious Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds Prize bestowed by Queen Máxima of the Netherlands in 2015), and Founding Partner and Creative Director of Mecanoo architecten in the Netherlands, Francine will speak on “People, place, purpose, poetry.” In this talk Francine will illustrate her practice's unique, humanistic approach to architecture. This is not to be missed!
Francine Houben is Founding Partner and Creative Director of Mecanoo architecten.
Her work ranges from theatres, museums and libraries to neighbourhoods, housing and parks. With her practice, she has gained international acclaim. Selected works include the Delft University of Technology Library, La Llotja Theatre and Congress Centre in Lleida, the Library of Birmingham, and the National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts in Taiwan. Currently, she is working on the renovations of the New York Public Library and the central library of Washington, DC. In 2015, Queen Máxima of the Netherlands presented her the prestigious Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds Prize for her entire oeuvre.