Founding Partner at PLP Architecture
Ron Bakker has contributed many award-winning buildings and urban design projects to major world cities and his work is widely recognized for its civic and environmental responsiveness. He is excited about the contribution that architecture can make to the quality of urban life and the role of new technologies in the built environment.
Ron designed The Edge in Amsterdam and is currently working on a super-high-rise development that is under construction in Kunming, China; a Crossrail over-station development in Mayfair, London; Tree House, a tall mixed-use project in central Rotterdam; the regeneration and substantial extension to the World Trade Center in Amsterdam; and Assima, a large urban retail, residential and office project in Kuwait City.
Ron is frequently invited to address academic and professional symposia and besides leading the design teams on various projects at PLP Architecture he is also in charge of PLP Labs, where he is involved in research and collaboration projects with academic institutions, government organisations and commercial clients – operating at the intersection of technology, culture and space. His book on architecture and technology, “Smart Buildings”, was published last year by RIBA publishing.
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