03 02 2016 NAI Booksellers Lecture by Francine Houben 1

Francine Houben lecture in Rotterdam

03.02.2016 - Events

Saturday February 20th, Francine Houben will give a lecture hosted by NAi Booksellers in Het Nieuwe Instituut in Rotterdam.

In the lecture “People, Place, Purpose”, Francine Houben will present her body of work that has been based on these three fundamental elements. She will share the stories behind Mecanoo’s high-profile designs that have been realised all over the world, like the Library of Birmingham, the Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building in Boston, and the train station and municipal offices in Delft.

Each project is carefully considered in terms of its cultural setting, place and time, amounting to a unique design statement embedded within its context and orchestrated specifically for the people who use it. Francine currently leads the renovation of the Midtown Campus of the New York Public Library and the revitalisation of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library in Washington DC.

The lecture will include a Q&A and Francine will sign copies of the new monograph “People Place Purpose” afterwards. Limited availability. Get your FREE ticket here.

1:00 pm: Venue opens
2:00 pm: Lecture
3:15 pm: Q&A
4:00 pm: Book signing
Host: Flora van Gaalen

Het Nieuwe Instituut, Museumpark 25, 3015 CB Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

If you would like to discuss a press enquiry reach out to us at pr@mecanoo.nl