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Third interview with Belgian architect Kersten Geers, Office KGDVS partner. This time Geers talks about his interest in James Stirling, his role in his office and about his participation in San Rocco magazine.


Kersten Geers & David van Severen


Office KGDVS

About the interviewee

Kersten Geers [1975-] is an architect trained at Gent University and at the Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura in Madrid. He worked for Maxwan Architects and Neutelings & Riedijk, both from Rotterdam [2001-2005], before starting his own practice: Office KGDVS. In 2010, he founded a new independent magazine -San Rocco- together with Stefano Graziani and Pier Paolo Tamburelli, among others. He currently teaches at  Gent University and at the Mendrisio School of Architecture -as a visiting professor-.

Office KGDVS was founded in 2002 by Belgian architects Kersten Geers and David Van Severen. They represent a new generation on one hand, given to direct –o clear- form, and reluctant to rhetoric around the work on the other. Among their unconstructed works, the most significant are the border crossing between Mexico and the United States [2004], together with Wohne Icky, and the New Administrative Capital of South Korea [2005], together with DOGMA. Among their constructed works, stand out XPO Gallery in Kortrijk [2009], VOKA Building [2010] and House in Buggenhout [2011]. They have acquired visibility after making the Belgian Pavilion in Venice Architecture Biennial in 2008, curated by Moritz Küng, and have been invited by Kazuyo Sejima to participate to 2010 Venice Architecture Biennial–were they have been awarded Silver Lion for an emergent young office-. 

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Information Interview

Date of recording: 2011
Country: Chile
Language: English
Subtitles: No subtitles

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