The architecture faculty of the Universidad de Monterrey (UDEM) in Mexico is organizing a case study, which focuses on MVRDV’s cultural projects. Partner Frans de Witte will give a guest lecture at the university and take part in the final jury of the case study. During his guest lecture, Frans will give an introduction on MVRDV’s philosophy and history and speak about a selection of our cultural projects. The students, on their side, will then have to do research on a selection of 30 MVRDV cultural projects. At the end of the case study, their research will be reviewed by the jury.
Frans de Witte joined MVRDV in 1996, before joining the company he briefly worked at JP van Eesteren contractors. He is currently leading projects in the Netherlands, Switzerland, France and the USA, among which the 110.000 m2 renovation of the Parisian Le Gaite Shopping Center and Pullman Hotel as well as the Crystal Houses flagship store in Amsterdam. Frans is greatly experienced in construction projects and has executed many buildings within time and budget, he has participated in MVRDV projects such as Silodam, Glass Farm, Balancing Barn and the Sky Vault Penthouse in New York. Currently he is overseeing a wide array of projects, such as Radio Tower & Hotel in New York, RED7 in Moscow and Mission Rock in San Francisco.
The University of Monterrey (UDEM) is an educational institution, founded in 1969 and located in Monterrey, Mexico. Currently, UDEM educates over 16 thousand students, including high school students, undergraduates and postgraduates. The school offers 4 high school modes, 46 majors, 13 bachelor's degrees and 37 medical specialties and doctorates.