MVRDV architect and partner Stefan de Koning (Amsterdam 1975) has a background in design, interior architecture and architecture. After working for several artists and Opera Interior Designers in The Netherlands, Stefan joined MVRDV in 2001. With his conceptual talents he has been able to win many international competitions and pitches for MVRDV, including Gyre in Tokyo (2007), Future Towers (Pune, 2008), Peruri 88 (Jakarta, 2012), and The China Comic and Animation Museum (Hangzhou, 2015). Since 2010, he has overseen projects in India and Indonesia, which led to his appointment as director of one of the most prosperous Design Studios in MVRDV.
Stefan believes in pushing the boundaries of design through a strong focus on the development of concepts and narratives. He wants to put dreams into practice through professionalism and consistency. “What I love most about working for MVRDV is its grand scope. We work at various scales, disciplines, typologies, and regions. I also like the fact that we work with a global multidisciplinary team with a wide range of skills, goals and backgrounds, which leads to great encounters with clients and colleagues.”
Besides his work for MVRDV Stefan tutors at TU Delft and lectures all around the world. In recent years he has lectured at the Wats Forum in Bangkok, the Re-inventing Delhi Conference in India, and the Annual Vertical Cities conference in Dubai. Stefan is also a guest critic at UC Berkeley and the National University of Singapore.