MVRDV - MVRDV Director Asia Steven Smit to speak at Anthology Festival

MVRDV Director Asia Steven Smit to speak at Anthology Festival


What can we do to meet the challenges of our modern-day cities through architecture? How can architects create more cohesive and collaborative communities? MVRDV’s director of Asia Steven Smit will speak at the Anthology Festival on March 21 to share our vision on these questions.

Steven Smit oversees all MVRDV Asian projects. Based in the Shanghai office, he maintains a clear and direct line of contact between MVRDV’s local Shanghai design teams, and clients. Smit brings a wide range of international experience and education, having studied in both his native Netherlands, and Australia. He has worked in China and Hong Kong since 2002 at the director level, with numerous international architecture and engineering studios, including OMA, where he was part of the CCTV Tower team in Beijing, AECOM for whom he lead TOD projects in Chengdu, as well as PTW, as China Director. His experience spans the entire practice of architecture in China from concept development to project execution and handover.

“I have always been attracted to ambition, optimism and adventure in the built environment. MVRDV allows me to further realise these ambitions and enable radical creations at scale that address the specific urban contexts in Asia and China in particular” – Steven Smit

Anthology Festival is an annual three‐day celebration of architecture and design. It is customarily held within the historic walled city of Intramuros, in Manila, Philippines for the last five years. This year’s edition will be virtual and therefore accessible for all.

  • For more information and free registration, click here.
  • Date & time: March 21 – 11:30-12:30 (CET)