City Talks is an ongoing series presented in partnership with the New Zealand Institute of Architects Wellington Branch.
This month, Dutch architect and partner of Rotterdam-based Superuse Studios, Jos de Krieger speaks on how Dutch functionality, sustainability and aesthetics forge innovative orders of architecture from local waste. Pioneers in the field of sustainable design, Superuse Studios researches, designs and builds innovative products, interiors and buildings and develops strategies for smart urban transformations. The firm is renowned nationally and internationally for its innovative design approach as well as for providing ‘open source’ methods and tools to the design community.
About de Krieger
Since 2006, de Krieger has been working in the field of architecture, with focus on innovative architecture and design made from leftover and waste materials. After his graduation at TU Delft, he joined Superuse Studios (formerly 2012Architecten) to push the boundaries of architecture beyond traditional building methods into cyclical processes.
Jos de Krieger’s visit to New Zealand is supported by Te Pūtahi — Christchurch centre for architecture and city-making and Warren Trust as part of the development of FESTA 2016, a biennial weekend celebration of urban creativity in Christchurch that takes place over Labour Weekend, 21–24 October.