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Dirk Somers

Category: Visiting Professor
Phone: +32 (0)9 264 37 42
E-mail: Dirk.Somers@UGent.be


Biography

Dirk Somers (°1976) studied architecture in Ant- werp and Milan and graduated in Urban and Environmental Planning at KULeuven. In 1999 he was Young Flemish Designer in the context of the first Meesterproef of the Flemish government architect. In 2001 he set up Huiswerk Architecten together with Erik Wieërs. As a passionate designer, he has built a repertoire with Huiswerk Architecten that receives both national and international acclaim. He regularly holds lectures on topics such as tectonics, materialization and urban architecture and often takes part at workshops and juries at universities in Flanders and abroad. Since 2003 Dirk Somers is teaching Architectural Design at Delft University of Technology. From September 2011 on he is also design professor at Ghent University. In October 2011, Huiswerk Architecten ceased to exist and Dirk Somers has set up a new office: Bovenbouw Architectuur. Bovenbouw Architectuur has recently had exhibitions at the Biënnale in Venice (2012), at the Architekturgalerie München (2013) and in 2014 in deSingel, Antwerp.

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