MVRDV - Associate Gijs Rikken to lecture at Green Building Convention

Associate Gijs Rikken to lecture at Green Building Convention


At MVRDV, we believe in the value of urban density to prevent the land-consuming sprawl of cities around the world. With that, we want to create a living environment of better quality. A diverse, free, sustainable, happy and communal space. Associate Gijs Rikken will talk about density, sustainability and redefining cities at the Green Building Convention on November 4.

Associate Design Director and Architect, Gijs Rikken joined MVRDV in 2007 after completing his Master of Architecture at the Eindhoven University of Technology. As Design Director for Studio 8, Rikken drives design direction for the development and execution of a wide variety of projects in the Netherlands and abroad, ranging from large-scale, complex buildings to detailed innovative materials research. Rikken’s core strengths lie in the translation of the brief into a design underpinned by intrinsic MVRDV values. His technical background influences his fascination for materials and (innovative) materials research, which he applies to support the office’s theoretical ambitions.

The Green Building Convention is all about sharing ideas, learning, collaborating and driving innovation into the built environment. The main topic of this 14th edition is ‘’One’’. Because we have one planet, one change to implement the roadmap to sustainability and regeneration to save our one planet for this generation and the next. Gijs Rikken will participate in the virtual plenary session.

  • Date and time: November 4, 2021 – 08:28-08:48 (CET).
  • Location: Microsoft Teams.
  • More information about the event and how to register here.