The Urbanism Hours are virtual lunch time events that explore a given theme through two presentations and a Q&A.
For December's Urbanism Hour, we will be joined by Henning Larsen's Signe Kongebro and Mateusz Mastalski, who will be speaking on masterplanning and urban regeneration Beyond Human Scale, and Making a Pact with Nature.
Signe Kongebro is a Danish architect and Global Design Director of Urbanism at Henning Larsen in Copenhagen. She joined the company in 2001 and became a partner in 2008. Signe completed her studies in architecture at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in 1999. In 2007, Signe founded Henning Larsen’s sustainability department, and to this day, she is one of the driving forces behind the growing focus on sustainable construction in the industry. Signe possesses extensive knowledge of sustainability in construction and resource-conscious design. She is also at the forefront of efforts to link innovation and new knowledge with architecture, making her a highly sought-after board member. In her work, Signe pioneers new methods for reducing carbon on an urban scale, as evidenced by Henning Larsen's Fælledby project - winner of the Urban Design category of Fast Company's 2021 World Changing Ideas Awards. Additionally, Signe has been partner-in-charge on a wide range of prestigious Henning Larsen projects including KAB House in Copenhagen (2021) and the mass-timber experience center, World of Volvo in Gothenburg, Sweden (under construction).
Mateusz is an Associate Design Director of Urbanism at Henning Larsen, specializing in urban design, masterplanning, architecture, and large-scale public projects. He has extensive experience delivering masterplanning projects and architecture in different cultural contexts and maintains his focus on designing urban spaces and architecture with strong identities. Mateusz led Henning Larsen's winning competition design for Gdańsk Imperial Shipyard, a 40-hectare regeneration project transforming the Polish city's historical, post-industrial harbor front. More recently, Mateusz was the Lead Masterplanner for Henning Larsen's Fælledby project, winner of the recognized international Architizer A+ Awards 2020 in the ‘Unbuilt Masterplan’ category. Fælledby will be one of the world's largest wooden districts and is rooted in an ambitious effort to set a standard for how modern communities can live in harmony with nature.
This event is virtual and will take place via Zoom. The link will be sent to ticket holders in advance of the event.