BNA convention, The Netherlands

Architecture / Theory

Gentlemen A.R.T. attended and led a meeting organized by BNA Haaglanden (Union of Dutch Architects) on 14 March 2011, with the theme “New directions for the architect, the attitude of interdisciplinary working’.

At this time of economic crisis, a new generation of architects, is not held by gloomy prospects. There are new networks of architects who create their own missions and initiate their own projects. But also amongst real estate developers the urge is risen to create new groups driven by social and socio-economic issues to add value to projects. There is a new generation hybrid entrepreneurs with a bottom up approach. How do these ‘cooperatives’ work and what can we learn from them? Inspiring speakers from politics, the creative sector, social media platforms and from the urban area are attendant.