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Dutch Mountains / Francine Houben / Mecanoo Architecten

  • 21:30 - 12 February, 2012
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Dutch Mountains / Francine Houben / Mecanoo Architecten

We are pleased to bring attention to the book Dutch Mountains that focuses on Francine Houben from Mecanoo Architecten and her inspiring work that spans the globe. We have featured Mecanoo Architecten before and you can see them here.  Houben came to architecture like many great young architects who are driven by social idealism.  “Uplifting the people, contributing to quality of life—that was the great goal.” Among being named Business Woman of the Year in Netherlands in 2008, Houben still works for social idealism. Houben says about her Birmingham library, “I want to create cohesion among the ethnic diversity of the city and the traces of its industrial past.”

006 Introduction

012 Montevideo

044 Whistling Rock Country Club Golf Clubhouse

080 Tu Delft Library

106 Library of Birmingham

162 Interview with Francine Houben by Jan Tromp ‘An unforgettable building, that is what I want to create’

198 Bijlmerpark

238 Wei-Wu-Ying Center for the Arts

274 Saint Mary of the Angels Chapel

294 La Llotja de Lledia

338 Project Specifications

342 Mecanoo people

344 Biography Francine Houben

346 Mecanoo Statements

348 Mecanoo Architecten

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Cite: Amber P. "Dutch Mountains / Francine Houben / Mecanoo Architecten" 12 Feb 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/207183/dutch-mountains-francine-houben-mecanoo-architecten/> ISSN 0719-8884
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