Kersten Geers is an architect and co-founder of OFFICE Kersten Geers David Van Severen. He teaches at the Harvard Graduate School of Design.
Kersten Geers studied at Ghent University in Belgium and at ETSA in Madrid, Spain. He worked in Rotterdam for Maxwan/Max.1 Architects until 2001 and for Neutelings Riedijk Architects from 2001 to 2005. In 2002 he founded OFFICE Kersten Geers David Van Severen with David Van Severen. OFFICE has received numerous distinctions and awards, including the Belgian Architecture Prize, the Silver Lion at the 12th Venice Architecture Biennale and the Aga Khan Award for Architecture. Kersten Geers and David Van Severen have taught at various institutions, including the Berlage Institute, the GSAPP at Columbia University, the Yale School of Architecture, the EPF Lausanne and the Mendrisio Academy of Architecture. They are co-founders of San Rocco magazine and currently hold the Kenzo Tange Chair at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design.
Charleroi, Belgium, the city in Wallonia where the largest satellite manufacturing plant in Europe is set to open in 2025, lies on the river Sambre and 30 km east of the French border, part of what is known as Pays Noir (“black country”) for its coal reserves, Belgian industrial underbelly, the workers’ land that once … Continuedlire l'article