Lecture :: Dutch Mountains: People, Place, Purpose


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Lecture :: Dutch Mountains :: People, Place, Purpose
Francine Houben, Founding Partner/Creative Director, Mecanoo
Fall 2013 Student Lecture Series
Wednesday September 25, 2013 at 6 pm
Cascieri Hall, 320 Newbury St, 2nd Floor

Francine Houben of Mecanoo will present Dutch Mountains: People, Place, Purpose, a lecture on the design of the new Dudley Square Municipal Office Facility, as part of the Fall 2013 Student Lecture Series on September 25, 2013 in Cascieri Hall.

Francine Houben directs her Mecanoo team with the ambition to design buildings with a strong respect for context; physical, historical and environmental. In her lecture Dutch Mountains: People, place, purpose, she presents her vision and philosophy as well as the participatory planning and design process that is fundamental to her work.

Houben guides you through Mecanoo's increasingly international portfolio, which features the recently opened Library of Birmingham integrated with the REP Theatre in the UK, as well as the Wei-Wu-Ying Centre for the Arts in Kaohsiung, Taiwan and the Dudley Municipal Offices in Boston - both currently under construction.

All three projects serve as catalysts for their respective cities and neighborhoods; however, Boston's Dudley Square Municipal Center serves as a unique North American example of the reinvigoration of a community.

For more information on the lecture, click here.