Vogue Nederland - August
Journalist Marina de Vries interviewed Francine both in Birmingham, where Francine showed her around, and at the Mecanoo offices in Delft. They discuss the design process of the Library of Birmingham, optimism in times of economic crisis and Francine’s desire to contribute to a better world through architecture.
About her busy schedule she says “Thankfully my husband reads ten newspapers and a lot of books. He keeps me up to date.” De Vries describes her as the only Dutch female ‘starchitect’ to which Francine replies: “I also have a normal household to run!”