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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 & Riedjik, both based in 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 who design direct forms reluctant to rhetoric. Their most significant projects include the Border Crossing between Mexico and the United States [2004, together with Wohne Ickx] and the New Administrative Capital of South Korea [2005, together with DOGMA]. Some of their most remarkable buildings include XPO Gallery in Kortrijk [2009], VOKA Building [2010] and House in Buggenhout [2011]. They have became quite visible after they completed the Belgian Pavilion in 2008 Venice Architecture Biennial, curated by Moritz Küng. Office KGDVS was also invited by Kazuyo Sejima to participate in 2010 Venice Architecture Biennial, were they won the Silver Lion for emerging architects. 

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Information Interview

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

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