“Designing (unexpected) opportunities” – Interview with Architect Jens Richter, the latest speaker of the Architectural Matters series
The Ágora-Bogotá Convention Centre, the new Munch Museum in Oslo, and socially sensitive residential complexes in Barcelona, Casablanca and Marseille are just some of the most iconic projects of the estudio Herreros architect firm in Spain. Architect Jens Richter has been co-owner of the studio since 2018, the year of its international consolidation.
After graduating as an architect and urban planner from the University of Kassel, Germany, he established a base in the Netherlands, China and finally, Spain. His architectural work and design approach have been shaped substantially by his extensive travels and the various cultural contexts he experienced.
As part of the Architectural Matters event series launched by the MOME Architecture Institute and Zoltán Neville, Richter delivered a talk entitled Designing (unexpected) opportunities. The title is suggestive of one of the most remarkable skills of estudio Herreros, namely its ability to design around needs and previously unidentified issues that even clients or the public remain unaware of.
In an interview in issue 184 (2023/4) of OCTOGON magazine Jens Richter talks about the concept of the Munch Museum in Oslo that created a huge media buzz, his approach to aesthetics and functionality in architecture, and the importance of the reuse of old industrial buildings. The article is available at https://www.octogon.hu/epiteszet/az-epiteszet-mozgatorugoja/
/The event is sponsored by the Foundation for Moholy-Nagy University and Design as part of the Global Voices initiative and the Budapest Cervantes Institute./