In 2013 Winy Maas joined the Economic Development Board of Rotterdam (EDBR). In 2012 he was appointed urban supervisor for the city of Almere and since 2003 he has been supervising the Bjørvika urban development in Oslo, Norway.
With both MVRDV and The Why Factory he has published a series of research projects.
Sheila O’Donnell & John Tuomey
Buildings include Glucksman Gallery, Cork; Sean O’Casey Community Centre, Dublin; Timberyard Social Housing, Dublin; Lyric Theatre, Belfast; London School of Economics Student Centre; St. Angela’s College, Cork; and Central European University, Budapest. They are working on a new cultural and education quarter in Stratford, East London, which includes new buildings for the Victoria and Albert Museum and Sadler’s Well Theatre, and on an Academic Hub and Library for the Dublin Institute of Technology. Both are Professors at UCD and have lectured in Europe, the UK, Japan and the USA. They were elected honorary fellows of the American Institute of Architects in 2010. They are both members of Aosdána.
Vo Trong Nghia
Vo Trong Nghia Architects
In 2006, he started his firm, Vo Trong Nghia Architects in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. The early projects were characterised by bamboo structures. This design approach combined with bamboo treatment and construction brought him global awards and recognition.
Several years later, he also started green projects utilising not only landscape plants, but also designing green facades and roofs which work as a bio-skin for buildings. His aim is to rehabilitate Vietnamese urban condition with greenery in order to reconnect humans back to nature. ‘House for Trees’ is a project that is now a series of projects working to bring more and more greenery to Vietnamese cities and aiming to solve the problem of urban pollution.
Nghia has received international prizes and honours including but not limited to; AR House award, ARCASIA gold medal and Building of the Year, FuturArc Green leadership Award. He also was selected as one of the 2014 Young Global Leaders by the World Economic Forum.
Besides running his architectural practice, Nghia has continued to be involved in architecture at a grassroots level by teaching at the Singapore University of Technology & Design in 2015. Currently, he is a visiting professor of Hiroshima Institute of Technology.