How do you design a green, sustainable, and innovative building while giving the surrounding neighbourhood an important boost? And why do cities only make use of a limited number of roofs, when there is so much potential in doing so? Associate Sanne van Manen speaks about MVRDV's transformation of the Jaarbeurs Utrecht and our ideas on the rooftop landscape of Rotterdam at Transformatiecongres Rotterdam.
Associate and architect Sanne van Manen leads multiple teams within Studio 8 designing and developing large inner city projects in the Netherlands and abroad. Van Manen was integral to the successful acquisition of MVRDV’s celebrated Valley project in Amsterdam, expressive, and green mixed-use residential towers, as well as the Grotius Towers, and Jaarbeurs in Utrecht, a sustainable master plan development drawing the inner city into connection with outlying areas. In addition to this role, she champions the high-rise specialism within the office, and to this end, initiated the 'City Lab Hoogkwartier' an internal research team that conducts research into the direct context of MVRDV’s Rotterdam office.
Transformatiecongres Rotterdam is an online event for investors, developers, architects, corporations and municipalities. The event focuses on different aspects of transformation under which, ecosystems, innovation, transformation of buildings, transformation of urban areas and cities. Sanne talks about multifunctional areas in her session of the breakout rooms.