GIJS RIKKEN, Associate Design Director at MVRDV, will lecture at SHARE Sofia 2022

Architects with outstanding projects will take the stage at the sixth edition of the SHARE Forum, on October 11 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel Sofia.

Gijs Rikken, Associate Design Director at MVRDV Netherlands, has the main role in the design and execution of a wide variety of projects, ranging from large-scale, complex buildings to detailed innovative material research.

Gijs has a long list of astonishing projects, including such completed buildings as the Glass Farm in Schijndel, The Crystal Houses in Amsterdam and the Balancing Barn in Suffolk, England. Other defining works consist of the winning design for the Urban Hybrid in Emmen, the Coral Tower in Sydney and the Theater aan de Parade in Den Bosch.

He is currently responsible for the development and construction of Valley, a 75,000m2 mixed-use building in Amsterdam which boasts three residential, green-covered towers and a publicly accessible, vertical park. The MVRDV-designed Valley in Amsterdam has won the Emporis Skyscraper Award 2021, which selects the best skyscraper completed worldwide in the previous year.

At MVRDV, we continuously push the envelope. As architects, we have an obligation to try to change the world into something better. Something greener, more social, more mixed, more accessible, more wonderful.”

Some of the awards of Gijs Rikken:

  • Dutch Building Award, NL – for cable-net façade, winner Markthal, Rotterdam, NL
  • ESPA gold award – winner Markthal parking garage, Rotterdam, NL
  • European Property Award – winner mixed-use category, Markthal, Rotterdam, NL
  • 2015 ArchDaily Building of the Year Awards – Finalist Markthal and Parkrand, Rotterdam, NL
  • Marketing Award Rotterdam NL – winner Winy Maas and Hans Schröder for Markthal, Rotterdam, NL
  • The International Architecture Awards, Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design, and The European Centre for Art, Architecture, Design and Urban Studies – Winner Valley, Amsterdam, NL
  • 2015 NRW Jaarprijs, winner Markthal, Rotterdam, NL
  • European Parking Award – winner Markthal parking garage, Rotterdam, NL
  • WAN Mixed Use Award 2014, UK – winner Markthal, Rotterdam, NL – completed Projects sub-category
  • 2020 MIPIM Awards – Finalist Valley, Amsterdam, NL, Best Futura Project
  • ICSC European Shopping Center Award – winner Markthal, Rotterdam, NL
  • Design Museum Designs of the Year Awards – nomination Markthal, Rotterdam, NL

Design and performance for the next generation of facades and their impact in improving public space, as well as to showcase major developments in Bulgaria and internationally will be on focus on 11th October, at SHARE Sofia 2022.

Book a place

The tickets for the SHARE Sofia 2022 Forum can be purchased at share-architects.com.

More details from SHARE Architects about the speakers, the event and the topics here: https://share-architects.com/share-sofia-2022-forum/


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