Berend van der Lans

Berend van der Lans is an architect, trained as at the Eindhoven University of Technology. Since 1992 he has been working in various architectural practices in Europe and Africa. In 2000, shortly after the return from 3 years of working experience in Tanzania, he started the ArchiAfrika foundation together with 4 other Dutch architects with similar experience.

The organisation was set up with the aim, to put African architecture and urbanism on the world map, by spreading knowledge on the subject and enhance the architectural debate on the continent. Since 2005 ArchiAfrika organised conferences in Tanzania, Ghana, Delft and Pretoria, forming the African Perspectives conference series.


Janneke Bierman

She graduated with honours in 1995 from the Eindhoven University of Technology, studying under Professor Henket with her design for a market and cultural centre in Bamako, Mali. This design won her the Archiprix 1996. In 1996, she travelled to Tanzania with FBW Architecten, where she worked on the design and construction of various hospitals.

Between 1996 and 2000, she was employed by the Architecten Werkgroep as a designer on a series of urban design studies and residential development projects in Breda, Tilburg and Roosendaal. She recently completed her assignment for eight residencies, which won her second prize in a private competition for young architects, organised by the Municipality of Eindhoven.

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Chris Scheen

Graduated as an architect from Delft University of Technology in 1970. He is at present supervising students at that Academy of Architecture in Amsterdam. He has been co-director of the architecture offices De Nijl Architects and Mooren en Scheen Architects. He has taught at various academic institutions, including Delft University of Technology.

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