MVRDV - Associate Kristina Knauf to present at Singapore International Water Week

Associate Kristina Knauf to present at Singapore International Water Week


Climate resilience plays an important role in building successful cities. However, it often presents many challenges. Two of the most common issues are flooding and heat stress. What options do coastal cities in the future have to tackle these issues? Are you curious how architects and cities deal with this all over the world? On June 30, as part of the Singapore International Water Week, representatives from the Netherlands and Southeast Asia will participate in a knowledge exchange on this topic. MVRDV associate Kristina Knauf was invited by the Netherlands Water Partnership to explain how MVRDV approaches those concerns using our project Resilient by Design.

Kristina Knauf is an associate at MVRDV who shapes project processes for the Urban Studio from early acquisition stages to delivery, driving storyline, design, and the internal coordination of project development through different design phases. With a particular dedication to urbanism and resilience, Knauf champions the development of innovative methods, tools, and products that help to future-proof MVRDV’s office vision and the Urban Studio’s design strategies.

Kristina Knauf

Singapore International Water Week is a yearly-organized event that takes place this year between June 22 and July 2. Along with Kristina, coming from the Netherlands and representing MVRDV, Mayor Abouatleb and Henk Ovink will also be joining the panel session. The panel will involve short presentations on flooding, heat stress and coastal cities followed by a conclusion and a possible Q&A session.

  • Date and time: June 30 – 15:00 – 16:00 (CET).
  • Find more information on the event here.