Designboom speaks exclusively to Francine Houben, Mecanoo's creative director and original founding partner. For the first time, Mecanoo's history is traced back three decades as we approach the 30th anniversary of our practice.
Let's go back to the 80's!
"Thirty years after Mecanoo was officially founded in 1984, the dutch firm is now considered a leading international practice, working on a wide range of high profile projects around the world. The company is guided by its original founding architect and creative director, Francine Houben, who leads a team of 120 creative professionals from 25 different countries. Mecanoo has been widely praised for creating buildings with real cultural significance, infused with a constant humanist touch that pervades their expanding catalogue of work"
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