Keynote Speaker: Nanne de Ru, Powerhouse | Oslo Urban Week

Keynote Speaker: Nanne de Ru, Powerhouse

September 8, 2021, kl. 08:00 AM - 09:00 AM

The high rise discussion is dominated by undisputed myths. But are these all valid? How can high rise buildings be a positive contribution to urban structures, neighbourhoods and other social aspects?

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In this session, architect Nanne de Ru from Powerhouse Company will share insight and experiences from his work with high rises in Rotterdam. His keynote will be followed by a discussion focusing on how mythbusting is relevant in the upcoming revision of the high rise strategy of Oslo.

Nanne de Ru is a founding partner of Powerhouse Company and has headed up the Rotterdam office since its opening in 2005. Nanne holds a Master of Excellence in Architecture from The Berlage, where he graduated in 2002, as well as a Bachelor of Architectural Engineering from the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, which he completed in 1998.

In addition to running a global architecture practice, Nanne also teaches and lectures on architecture and design. Between 2013 and 2016, Nanne de Ru was director of The Berlage Centre for Advanced Studies in Architecture and Urban Design in Delft. He regularly teaches at the Rotterdam Academy of Architecture and is frequently invited as a visiting professor at schools including Aarhus University in Denmark, the AHO Oslo School of Architecture and Design in Norway, and at TU Delft and the Design Academy Eindhoven, both in the Netherlands. His work takes him across the world, from Santiago to Shenzhen.

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