ROCKWOOL Speakers

 

Jasper Spigt, architecten van Mourik

At architecten van Mourik architecture is seen as design from meaning. An abstract idea comes to life within a concrete context and leads to a uniquely designed spatial story. In this way, valuable places for people, society and the environment are created. In a dynamic and rapidly digitalising world, architecture is seen to have a wonderful slowness, while at the same time bringing with it a great responsibility.

As an engaged architect Jasper strongly believes in ‘research by design’ to find the answers for nowadays and future topics. From a concept, a design is made where form follows purpose. This thinking has led to some distinguished projects, such as a social housing project in Rotterdam, a sustainable entrance building in the dunes and a circular pop-up pavilion.

 

Jacob Kurek, Henning Larsen

As partner in charge of Henning Larsen’s international projects, Jacob combines more than 20 years of experience with deep strategic market insight, and has played an instrumental part in driving Henning Larsen’s internationalization throughout the past ten years. As a result of his leadership, Jacob is currently engaged in projects in more than 10 European and Middle Eastern countries.

Jacob’s expertise particularly shines through in his ability to develop site-specific architecture that is always rooted in a transparent and democratic Scandinavian tradition. Through the years, he has built up extensive experience in urban planning and regeneration, mixed-use, and cultural and educational institutions – most recently with the trendsetting Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia and the 16-acre masterplan aiming to regenerate the industrial waterside of Belfast, Norther Ireland.

Jacob has taught at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture in Copenhagen, and in 2017 he was awarded the Latvian Architecture Award for his efforts as an international jury member. For this year’s WAF Awards he is a part of the jury.

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