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Conversations on Architecture: “People, Place, Purpose”

September 9, 2014 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Price: $25 ($10, BSA members)
Where: BSA Space, 290 Congress Street, Boston

Conversations on Architecture: “People, Place, Purpose”

“An unforgettable building—that is what I want to create.” 
—Francine Houben Hon. FAIA, Mecanoo Architecten

Mecanoo Architecten, the Dutch firm behind the redevelopment of the Ferdinand Building in Boston’s Dudley Square, is known for buildings that are sensory, technically provocative, humane, and firmly rooted in their surroundings. The practice carries the conviction that public space is the intellectual property of the local residents and that public buildings should respect the social and natural environment.

On Tuesday, September 9, join Francine Houben Hon. FAIA, co-founder of Mecanoo Architecten and named the 2014 Woman Architect of the Year by Architects’ Journal, as she describes how the firm has remained committed, since its foundation 30 years ago, to improving the quality of the living environment while benefiting the community.

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Image: Library of Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdom, Mecanoo architecten