“Designing (unexpected) opportunities” – Interview with Architect Jens Richter, the latest speaker of the Architectural Matters series

Date: 2023.08.18
The latest season of the Architectural Matters public event series launched by the MOME Architecture Institute and moderated by Zoltán Neville was concluded by a presentation by architect and urban planner Jens Richter from the estudio Herreros architect firm. Following the talk, he was interviewed by MOME alumna Lilla Gollob for Octogon Magazine.

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./

More news

Can stories be told through textiles, and what messages can they carry? The Poznań Magdalena Abakanowicz University of Arts released issue 44 of the Zeszyty Artystyczne (Artistic Notes) magazine under the title Textile Art: In the face of contemporary times, covering contemporary endeavours in textile art, which has become an independent artistic branch after a long time.

CheckINN Revitalisator 2024, the joint idea competition of CheckINN Turisztikai Innovációmenedzsment Kft. and the Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design has just kicked off, with a cash prize of HUF 3 million for the team with the best revitalisation idea. The competition is inviting entries by mostly architecture and tourism and hospitality students for reinventing rust zone sites, giving abandoned industrial buildings a new purpose while preserving their original values and making an appreciable touristic impact.

The second semester of the MOME Service Design specialised training kicked off with a four-day intensive workshop with lead service designers of Laerdel Medical’s Norwegian centre Katalin Dóczi-Nagy and Antonia Fedlmeier, involving the students in the development of a currently running live project.
Member of the European
Network of
Innovative
Higher Education Institutions
9 Zugligeti St,
Budapest, 1121