2023 11 17

Francine Houben inspires Macao with innovative design visions

17.11.2023 - Events

Organised by the Cultural Affairs Bureau, the lecture “People, Place, Purpose and Poetry” by Francine Houben will be held on 28 November (Tuesday), at 7 pm, at the Macao Cultural Centre Grand Auditorium, in which Francine will share her unique creative concepts through her works. Registration for the lecture will be available from 18 November and all interested residents are welcome to register through the Macao One Account.

Francine Houben, creative director and founding partner of Mecanoo, the architecture office responsible for the design of the project of the New Macao Central Library, served as the professor of mobility aesthetics at the Delft University of Technology and also taught at the Harvard University, Yale University and Accademia di Architettura di Mendrisio. She was awarded several international prizes, such as the Prix des Femmes Architectes in 2019 and the European Prize for Architecture in 2021. In the lecture, she will share her unique creative concepts through her works and elaborate on how to create lively and innovative urban spaces that fulfil the needs of architectural functions and exemplify the design concept of seeking harmony between humanity and space. Francine will also share her experience in large-scale cultural architectural projects and construction designs that integrate the functions of urban spaces.

The lecture will be conducted in English with simultaneous interpretation in Cantonese and Mandarin and is open to individuals aged 15 or above. Interested parties can register through the “Activity Registration” section of the Macao One Account from 18 November until 6 pm on 23 November. If the number of registrants exceeds the number of places available, selection will be made through a random draw. Selected registrants will be notified by an SMS. Seating for the lecture is not assigned.

For more information about the lecture, please visit IC’s website, the official WeChat account “IC_Art_Macao”, or “IC Art” page on Facebook. For any enquiries, please contact IC through tel. no. 8399 6635 or 8399 6690 during office hours.

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