Royal Institute of Dutch Architects – Architects Day
Date: 2nd November 2017
Timings: 10:00 to 17:30
The Royal Institute of Dutch Architects (BNA) have invited Duncan to be one of the two keynote speakers at this years Architects Day. The day aims to have 200 participants and will have two themes: technology and sustainability. Duncan will discuss his recent RIBA publication The Re-Use Atlas: A designers guide to the circular economy and several BBM projects including The University of Brighton’s Waste House.
Formerly an old toothpaste factory Prodentfabriek will provide a stimulating environment for the event. Built in 1936 and designed by architect Philippe Anne Warners the building has varied in use from a tube factory to an office building and finally closing in 2011 as a production factory for toothpaste. In 2013 a developer Schipper Bosch purchased the site which marked the starting point for the redevelopment project The New City.
The morning program starts at 10:00 and is especially for young architects who want to take a step in their professional development:
Step Up! – Connect with four professionals from the BNA Network and discuss what steps you can put in different directions of your business.
Following is a network lunch and you can participate in the main program.
The main program starts at 13:00 and consists of:
Mindset – Two keynote speakers set the tone with an exciting new look at the subject. Jelle Feringa talks about taking a new role as an architect who builds with robots. Duncan Baker-Brown about the role of architects in a circular world.
Mindshift – Four program lines to get new thoughts and insights. Technological developments with Gijs Joossen of Royal Haskoning DKV on parametric design.
Sustainable developments with, among others, Rotor (BE) on designing waste streams. Case studies with, among other things, living pioneers about new forms of (urban) living. New Businesscases with OSCity on Smart Urbanism.
Reset your mind – Short wrap up with ingredients for a new mindset.
Further details can be found on Duncan’s keynote page along with his recent interview with the BNA ‘Architects need to develop a different sensibility’