Rotterdam talks tech – the architecture edition
Spaces Rotterdam organises an interactive talk on digitalisation, sustainability and entrepreneurship in architecture. Invited are Rotterdam-based architect Duzan Doepel, co-founder of DoepelStrijkers, and Hedwig Heinsman co-founder of Aectual and DUS. They will share their work and reflect on this editions theme’s.
AIR offers four free tickets for students to attend ‘Rotterdam Talks Tech – The Architecture Edition’ tomorrow at 6pm in Spaces Rotterdam, including dinner. Send an email to [email protected] stating your name and we’ll make sure the winners are on the guest list.
As co-founder of award-winning agencies, Hedwig Heinsman knows the endless possibilities of combining 3D-print technology with urban architecture. DUS designs tailor-made solutions with a focus on community, designs and technological innovations. As best Dutch architecture practice of 2012, they are known for ground-breaking concepts like the 3D-printed Canal House currently under construction. Aectual creates unique custom 3D-printed floors that are not just pretty to look at – they’re environmentally friendly and highly durable as well. It’s safe to say that 3D-printing will take a front seat in the future of architecture, making Hedwig’s story one worth listening to.
As one of the co-founders and owners of the interdisciplinary design studio DoepelStrijkers, Duzan Doepel turned years of experience working for renowned architecture agencies into practice with his own agency. With dedicated, tailor-made designs found all over the Netherlands (and outside of it), DoepelStrijkers is creating unique designs for any occasion, gaining worldwide appreciation. With their strong belief that human health should be the primary indicator for measuring sustainability, their designs literally go above and beyond whatever the occasion; one example being the Dutch Windwheel.
As principal architect and one of the co-founders of Sustainer Homes, Sol van Kempen builds sustainable buildings using an unique wooden modular system. This system produces 90% less C02 emission compared to others, the assembling of the building is comparable with building a LEGO-house and last up to 50 years just like a regular house. In the architect industry their buildings are called ‘the Tesla of homes’.
As managing partner and architect at TheNewMakers, among other things Freek van Zeist transforms empty buildings to homes for license holders and reception of asylum seekers. TheNewMakers (formerly ECO-nnect) integrates design, engineering and production in innovative, circular and aesthetically pleasing ways. Freek refers to the TheNewMakers homes as LEGO for buildings.
18.00 hrs Dinner bites and drinks
19.00 hrs Talks followed by Q&A
21.00 hrs More drinks at Spaces Rotterdam