Floris Alkemade (NL)
Floris Alkemade (1961) is an architect and urban designer, who graduated in 1989 with an honorable mention in Architecture at Delft University of Technology. Subsequently, he worked for eighteen years with Rem Koolhaas and was one of the six partners of the renowned Office for Metropolitan Architecture
In 2008 he founded his own design agency FAA and later also BAU+, operating from Sint-Oedenrode, Brussels and Paris. From 2015 to 2021 he held the position of Government Architect and in 2018 he was chosen as Dutch Architect Of The Year. As his essay The Future of the Netherlands also speaks – subtitled The art of changing direction – he builds a hopeful and coherent story from the design creative perspective about the many necessary changes that await us. From the imagination a longing for the future.