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Jurrian Knijtijzer

Managing Director, Finch Buildings in Amsterdam Netherlands

Jurrian is an architect and founder of Finch Buildings. Finch Buildings makes healthy, sustainable real estate that is as flexible as Lego. Finch Buildings develops and build wooden modular buildings, which can be adapted to surroundings and circumstances. From student housing to hotels and from care to holiday homes, the modular system enables us to construct different kinds of buildings all based on one particular circular module. The three main unique selling points are: extreme sustainability, un-compromised health for it's users and endless flexibility.
As a conceptual thinker Jurrian brings sustainability, health and architecture not only verbally at a higher level but also in practice, in which he gives answers to pressing questions from society. He shakes people up by returning to the origins of architecture and the importance of sustainability, which he interprets much broader than with energy savings only. One of his motivations is the belief in a cleaner and better (construction) world. He no longer wants to build on vacancy and waste.

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PAST VOL 34

Amsterdam @ Radion
Jan 27, 2016