UNStudio’s Frans van Vuure and Dana Behrman will share the studio’s approach to sustainability and future-oriented architecture and urban design.
Based in Amsterdam, they will take us on a global tour of their recent innovative projects that focus on health, technology and Smart mobility. In response to urgent local and global challenges, they will bring their experience and try to answer – how can design help secure a sustainable future.
Bio: Frans van Vuure
Frans van Vuure received his Master of Architecture from the Architecture Academy in Amsterdam in 2000. He joined UNStudio in 2008, bringing a wealth of experience translating design concepts into technical and feasible construction processes. Apart from his knowledge of complex geometries, interiors and detailing, he is an equipped communicator of what the intrinsic quality of an architectural design means.
He worked as Senior Architect on the successful project PPP/DBFMO, the head office for the Education Executive Agency in Groningen, in addition to the Kutaisi International Airport, a fast-paced project in which planes were landing just nine months after construction began, and which is currently being extended on design by UNStudio.
Bio: Dana Behrman
Dana Behrman is a Senior Urban Designer, Associate at UNStudio and leads the Urban Unit. She also teaches a Harvard’s GSD design studio alongside Ben van Berkel.
She also graduated from the Architectural Association, School of Architecture in London with a BA and from the School of Visual Arts in New York with a BFA.
She joined UNStudio’s Amsterdam studio in 2014, Her role includes consulting design teams on development of urban responses, site context analysis and urban visioning, as well as lead designer in international master plans assignments. Dana is also an urban strategist at UNSense, UNStudio’s start-up, focusing on the link between technology and the built environment.