gallery talks

gallery talk - Floris Alkemade
2 Nov 2012

stedelijk|gallery talk
Floris Alkemade
November 2, 2012, 1:30 – 2:30 pm


Location: Schiphol Hal (entrance hall)
Language: Dutch
Entrance: Visitors only pay entrance to the museum (special discounts apply).
Reservations: It is necessary to make a reservation. Send an e-mail to reservations@stedelijk.nl, stating your full name, e-mail address, telephone number, and the date of the event for which you want to reserve a seat.

After the museum reopens, the Stedelijk will continue the series stedelijk|gallery talks, in which well-known scientists, artists, curators, and critics organize a tour around a selection of exhibited works in the museum on the basis of their own expertise and background.

Floris Alkemade, architect and urban designer will give a Gallery Talk in the afternoon.

More information about the speaker:

Floris Alkemade is an architect and urban designer. He joined the Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) in 1989 and has worked as a project director for architecture and urban planning since 1996. As of 2001 he was one of the directors/partners of the office. As project architect and project leader he worked in the early nineties on the Euralille master plan, a 70-hectare business and civic centre in northern France hosting the European hub for high-speed trains. The implementation of the master plan in only four years gave the office’s urban theories practical credibility. Since 1994, he has leaded the master plan project for the City Center of Almere, now constructed. Floris Alkemade has acted as project leader for several urban projects in Europe and Asia and the competition for Les Halles in the center of Paris. In 2002 the pop music hall ‘het Paard van Troje’ in the Hague was completed. In 2004, the Souterrain tram tunnel (The Hague) and the Utopolis complex (Almere) and in 2006 the Ruhrmuseum in a former Kohlewasche building in the Zeche Zollverein (Germany) were completed. Alkemade started his own practice in August 2008, and is now direct of FAA and FAA/XDGA. Among other projects, he is working on the reconversion of a 600 meter long building at the Boulevard McDonald in Paris.