Partner, and Architect, Fokke Moerel (NL) directs MVRDV’s Studio Public, a unit within the office that focuses primarily on projects that have a dedicated urban impact. These include public, and cultural buildings, as well as transformations of monumental buildings that endeavour to revive their immediate urban context. To this end, the office’s interior design team is also within Studio Public, generating a strong relationship between interior and exterior public program. A clear example of this is the Depot Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam, which Moerel is leading. As a fully publically accessible art depot, it opens its doors to the public in 2021, bringing all visitors into a close connection with renowned masterpieces, and with the city. In addition to this, Moerel has lead award-winning designs such as the Baltyk office tower in Poznan, Poland, the Book Mountain Library in Spijkenisse, and the Lloyd Hotel & Cultural Embassy in Amsterdam.
Coming from a family of designers, Moerel’s professional presence extends beyond practice to include teaching or serving as a guest critic for academies, and universities worldwide. Moerel herself has a master’s degree in architecture from the Academy of Architecture Rotterdam, and a BA in interior architecture from the Willem de Kooning Academy. She has taught at Harvard and Cambridge alongside MVRDV Founding Partner, Nathalie de Vries, at the Silpakorn University in Bangkok, Thailand, and is currently tutoring at The Hague Royal Academy of Arts. Moerel is also an external critic at the Academy of Architecture Rotterdam.
“I am strongly attached to the office’s mission to not exclude anyone or anything. To create human-scale spaces where people feel welcome, comfortable, and challenged to interact and gather. This brings a wide diversity of challenges which can lead to unconventional and innovative possibilities – always inspiring and fun.”
Timo Aro on porilainen valtiotieteen tohtori, joka toimii johtavana asiantuntijana Aluekehittämisen konsulttitoimisto MDI:ssä. Timon tärkeimmät osaamisalueet liittyvät alue- ja väestönkehitykseen sekä alueiden elinvoimaan, vetovoimaan, pitovoimaan ja lumovoimaan liittyviin tekijöihin. Timon inspiroituu erityisesti kartoista, datavisualisoinnista, Porin Ässistä ja Twitter-vaikuttamisesta.
Salla (Palos) Eckhardt
Director of Digital Building Lifecycle and Innovation
"I identify myself as an innovation leader and an industry change agent specialized in the digital building lifecycle. My strategy is to unify a clear vision around the Digital Building Lifecycle framework: consolidating the physical, social, and digital environments as a data centric entity, and empowering the end-user experiences with emerging technologies. I have built my competence to achieve goals for real estate and security vision by becoming the strategist and the developer of solutions. As my foundation, I have a Master of Science degree in Architecture with 20 years of practical experience in working in the full spectrum on the built environment industry, collaborating with senior management teams in the academia and in the industry."
Architect, Principal, Casagrande Laboratory, Professor, Bergen School of Architecture, Vice President, International Society of Biourbanism
Marco Casagrande (born 1971) graduated from the Helsinki University of Technology Department of Architecture in 2001. From the early stages of his career Casagrande started to mix architecture with other disciplines of art and science landing with a series of ecologically conscious architectural installations around the world. All in all, more than 70 realized works in 14 countries. He is the laureate of the European Prize for Architecture 2013, Committee of International Architecture Critics CICA Award 2013 for conceptual and artistic architecture and UNESCO & Locus Foundation’s Global Award for Sustainable Architecture 2015.
Casagrande’s works and teaching are moving freely in-between architecture, landscape architecture, urban and environmental design and science, environmental art and circus adding up into cross-over architectural thinking of «commedia dell’architettura», a broad vision of built human environment tied into social drama and environmental awareness. «There is no other reality than nature». He views architects as design shamans merely interpreting what the bigger nature of the shared mind is transmitting.
He views cities as complex energy organisms in which different overlapping layers of energy flows are determining the actions of the citizens as well as the development of the city. By mixing environmentalism and urban design Casagrande is developing methods of punctual manipulation of the urban energy flows in order to create an ecologically sustainable urban development towards the so-called Third Generation City. The theory views the future urban development as the ruin of the industrial city, an organic machine ruined by nature including human nature.
Arkkitehti, erityisasiantija, Ympäristöministeriö
Resurssitehokkaan rakentamisen professori, Aalto-yliopisto
Matti on ympäristöministeriön rakentamisen ilmastovaikutusten ja kiertotalouden erityisasiantuntija sekä resurssitehokkaan rakentamisen professori Aalto-yliopistossa.
Henri Hyppönen on sarjayrittäjä, luova johtaja ja tietokirjailija. Hän on perustanut viisi yritystä, joista kaksi viimeistä on yhdistänyt designin ja tekoälyn uusien tuotteiden ja palveluiden kehittämiseen. Hänet on palkittu vuoden puhujana ja radioäänenä, kahdella Kultainen Venla -palkinnolla ja tiedeviestintäpalkinnnolla.
Henrin viides - ja viimeisin - kirja, Luomiskertomus käsittelee luovuuden tulevaisuutta, eli sitä miten luovat koneet auttavat, kirittävät ja haastavat inhimillistä luovuutta nyt ja lähitulevaisuudessa.
A-Insinöörien toimitusjohtaja ja partneri, tekniikan tohtori, rakennustekniikan diplomi-insinööri
Jyrki Keinänen luotsaa suomalaista rakentamisen suunnittelu- ja konsulttiyhtiö A-Insinöörejä (AINS Group). Hän on kansainvälisissä hankkeissa kouliintunut projektiluotsi ja toiminut työurallaan johtotehtävissä useissa konsultti- ja rakennusalan yhtiöissä sekä RIL:issä.
Jyrki on luottamuksen voimaan uskova liiketoimintajohtaja ja ennakkoluuloton kiinteistö- ja rakennusalan alan kehittäjä, joka puhuu intohimoisesti paremman rakentamisen, yhteistoimintamallien, digitaalisten ratkaisujen soveltamisen ja arvontuoton puolesta. Tohtoriksi hän on väitellyt rakennushankkeiden riidanratkaisusta
CEO at MPS Enterprises, Leadership advisor
Elina Koskela on johtajuus-vaikuttaja, joka edistää huomisen johtajuutta työskennellen suorahakukonsulttina, johtoryhmien kehittäjänä sekä executive coachina. Elina on erikoistunut johtajauriin, johtajien persoonallisuuksiin sekä uuden ajan johtajuuteen. Hän on työskennellyt johtajuuden kehittämisen parissa laajasti eri toimialoilla sekä erilaisissa kehitysvaiheissa olevien organisaatioiden kanssa. Elina Koskela työskentelee johdon konsultointiyritys MPS-Yhtiöiden konsernin toimitusjohtajana edistäen yhdessä yli sadan korkeasti koulutetun asiantuntijan kanssa hyvää johtajuutta ja siten suomalaista kilpailukykyä. Hän uskoo tulevaisuuden voittavien organisaatioiden toimivan leader-leader periaatteella, josta hän mielellään kertoo lisää!
Architect, Co-Founder, Schauman & Nordgren Architects
Jonas Nordgren, co-founder of Schauman Nordgren Architects (SNA), is a member of the Danish Architect Association (MAA) as well as the Swedish Association of Architects (SAR). Jonas Nordgren is a graduated architect from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen as well as a furniture designer from the Danish Design School. In 2005 he was elected by Wallpaper as one of the worlds 10 most wanted designers. Since then he has exhibited internationally and also been published in various magazines and books such as Casa da Habitare, Wallpaper, Blueprint and the book Nordic Designers. In 2012 Jonas Nordgren graduated as an architect with honors. Today, Jonas Nordgren is leading SNA together with Ted Schauman and works with the studio's projects both in Denmark and in Finland.
Arkkitehti, perustajajäsen, VAPAA kollektiivi
Charlotte Nyholm on arkkitehti ja Vapaa Collectiven perustajajäsen. Kollektiivi ajaa arkkitehtuurin ja rakentamisen kestävyysmurrosta ja haastaa kaikki alan toimijat mukaan visioimaan täysin muuttunutta, mutta tavoittelemisen arvoista tulevaisuutta.
Design Director Europe/ Partner
Drawing on his sharp sense of concept development, Søren focuses primarily on competitions in Denmark, Sweden and France. As the head partner for the French market, he recently spearheaded the team behind Henning Larsen’s first winning project in France, The European Medicines Agency (EMA) Headquarters in Lille. This building embodies Henning Larsen’s approach to stimulating working environments with optimal use of natural daylight, a comfortable indoor climate and green outdoor spaces. It is also a shining example of Søren’s deep understanding of architecture’s unique ability create identity for companies and comfort for employees. Søren is a strategic thinker with extensive experience in dynamic concept development, workshops and communication with large companies and user groups. These talents also made him the natural choice to head commercial projects such as Nordea Bank in Ørestaden and the Novo Nordisk Headquarters in Bagsværd.
He also has considerable experience with construction on waterfronts, including posts as design director for Sønderborg Tower Hotel & Waterpark on Sønderborg Harbor and for the award-winning residential complex Bølgen (The Wave) at Vejle Fjord.
Søren’s approach to the design process is characterized by co-creative and dialog-oriented architecture. He successfully integrated these traits into Nordea’s headquarters, a building that sets new standards for openness in the financial sector, with features such as an atrium open to the public, while consideration of future generations is evident in its sustainable profile and ambitious LEED Platinum certification. Søren also headed the winning competition team for Tingsretten (District Court) in Malmö, Sweden, whose design is rooted in the concepts of transparency and openness in the workings of the judicial system.
In recent years, Søren has acquired gained in-depth experience with turnkey contracts. He was at the forefront of the competition for Göteborg City Gate, the Swedish city of Gothenburg’s distinctive new landmark. This 30-story office building was realized through a fruitful collaboration with Skanska, while the EMA headquarters in Lille was designed in tandem with Bouygues Construction.
In 2013, Søren completed the Creative Leadership of Knowledge Companies course of studies. He has also served as a jury member for the Danish Academic Architectural Association and is an examiner at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture and at Aarhus School of Architecture.
Architect SAFA, Design Director, President
Tuomas Silvennoinen on arkkitehti SAFA, PES-Arkkitehdit Oy Suunnittelujohtaja ja osakas vuodesta 2002. Tuomas on myös ATL:n hallituksen jäsen ja varapuheenjohtaja.
Executive Director of Sustainable Development in the Technology Industries of Finland, Managing Director of SKOL, the Finnish Association of Consulting Firms.
Ms. Soimakallio is an experienced leader of both private and public organisations Before joining Finnish technology Industries she has served in various executive and expert positions in energy, construction, consulting engineering and technology industries almost 30 years. Helena is entrusted with numerous national and international committee memberships in the fields of energy, technology and built environment including being currently a Member of the National Commission on Sustainable Development, member of the Prime Minister’s Round Table of Climate Change and member of the National Sustainable Recovery working group. Last year Helena led the Finnish technology industries low-carbon roadmap 2035 project. Her expertise has also been used to produce similar roadmaps for other sectors such as ict, construction, transportation and energy. She holds several Board memberships being among others the Chairman of the Board of METSTA (Mechanical Engineering and Metals Industry Standardization Body in Finland) and Member of the Board of the GTK (Geological Survey of Finland). Helena has been awarded with several badges of merit by professional institutions, including national “ga Prize” for the preparation of Strategic Knowledge Initiative of Built Environment.
"The unstoppable trend towards circular and modular buildings. From vision to a functional design. A conceptual view to be become reality through the art of connection."
PAES Architecture was founded in 2020 by Noud Paes. The past 14 years he has worked on a wide range of projects as project architect and partner at Paul de Ruiter Architects. From residential building to international school and from innovation centre to villa. Sustainability is always central. For each assignment, the art is in finding solutions that fit the characteristics of the task at hand, based on a strong vision on sustainability. For a residential building, for example, it is about socially and environmentally inclusive construction. While for an innovation centre it is about energy neutrality and certification, such as BREEAM. But always with the aim of maximum quality, minimum environmental impact.
Schöck Nederland B.V.
Passion for innovation in the construction and property sector. In recent years, as statutory director/CEO of Schöck Nederland B.V., making the company professional in the Netherlands and Scandinavia, shaping it market and future oriented. The years before that, as an entrepreneur, active with its own concepts and participations, including a proposition with circular modular homes. Before that, 7 years as director of a listed company leading the transition to a customer-oriented and sustainable organisation. Started as consultant on the cutting edge of innovation and commerce and positioning of new entrants, offering platforms for new business and technology. Ultimately with 1 mission: develop and produce real estate like cars, sell and finance like telephones and recycle like PET bottles. Large and active network in the entire construction column; developers, investors, architects, construction companies, consulting and engineering firms and clients.