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‘Learning from Towns’ with Floris Alkemade, Chief Government Architect of the Netherlands

Published: Wednesday, September 11, 2019

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Floris Alkemade will discuss ‘Learning from Towns’ in a special session, chaired by the Irish Free Market Team. As Chief Government Architect of the Netherlands he is responsible for the architectural quality of central government buildings. The Chief Government Architect can also take the initiative to advise the government on any given architectural, urban or landscape issue that he considers to be important. The Chief Government Architect is also chairman of the Board of Government Advisors, which advises the government on spatial quality.


Following his talk, Floris Alkemade will be joined for a panel discussion by Phil Prentice, Chief Officer of Scotland’s Towns Partnership, Giulia Vallone, MRIAI, Senior Architect with Cork County Council and the team from Free Market.

About Floris Alkemade
Since he graduated under Rem Koolhaas at the Delft TU, Floris Alkemade has been associated with the Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) for 18 years, including the past 7 years as a partner. He has been working on large projects and studies all over the world, at the scale level of architecture as well as that of urban development. Well known projects include Euralille, a large area development round the new TGV station in Lille, and in the Netherlands in the new Almere City Centre.  Floris Alkemade combines his job as Chief Government Architect with his work for his architectural FAA and BAU+ - operating from the Netherlands and France - and his lectureship at the Academy of Architecture in Amsterdam. He was also curator of the International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam in 2018. Floris Alkemade was chosen Architect of the year by the Dutch professional community in 2018.

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