The Visionary’s Journey: Becoming a Game Changer | BODW 2023

01 Dec 2023

Embark on the creative journey with Francine Houben, a true game changer and winner of the 2021 European Prize for Architecture. As the founder of Mecanoo, she has pioneered a vision of sustainability and interdisciplinary creativity that has left an indelible mark on the field. With a portfolio inspired by global challenges and driven by a deep understanding of context, Francine's work encapsulates her architectural philosophy, emphasizing People, Place, Purpose, and Poetry. Join us as she shares her transformative journey, shaped by her dedication to innovative design and her commitment to making the world a more beautiful place.






Francine Houben

Creative Director & Architect, Mecanoo, The Netherlands