Adriaan Geuze, West 8
Groep Drie are the third group participating in the dutchDesign Field School of Simon Fraser University in Vancouver. Groep Drie have conducted interviews with 20 architects and designers in 7 different cities. Dutch Design Daily shows the interviews with the Dutch designers and architects, spread over different days.
Urban design is often a discipline that places a primary emphasis on pragmatic concerns such as infrastructure, function and logistics. Adriaan Geuze, principal at West 8, discusses the value of understanding first and designing for the cultural context in urban design projects. He explains how a focus on people, characters and narratives results in projects that have meaning beyond their functional requirements, and become part of the city’s life.