Architect Daan Roggeveen is the founder and creative director of MORE Architecture, an agency for research and architecture with offices in Amsterdam and Shanghai.
MORE has realized projects in around Shanghai, including mixed use building Jiaxing Island, the headquarters for MINTH Group, leading art gallery BANK in Shanghai, and Ginkgo Gallery, an art museum.
Current projects include a, residential complex in Anji, a boutique hotel in the mountains of Zhejiang, (both under construction), and various inner city developments in The Netherlands. MORE was included in the AD100, the list of 100 most influential design firms in China.
With journalist Michiel Hulshof, Roggeveen initiated the Go West Project, a think-tank focusing on emerging megacities. In 2011, they published the acclaimed book How the City Moved to Mr Sun – China’s New Megacities.
Next, Roggeveen and Hulshof investigated Chinese influence on African urbanization. Their study has been shown at Storefront for Art and Architecture, New York and Louisiana Museum for Modern Art, Copenhagen – amongst others.
Roggeveen was the editor of Progress & Prosperity – the Chinese City as Global Urban Model. Recently the duo published The Amsterdam Agenda - 12 Good Ideas for the Future of Cities.
Combining extensive urban research with master planning and urban design, Daan Roggeveen has developed a sensitive and human-centered approach towards the city. Blending experience from Europe and China, MORE Architecture proposes an urbanism with a healthy mix of top-down and bottom-up planning.
Roggeveen studied architecture at Delft University of Technology. He was curator at the University of Hong Kong / Shanghai Study Centre and taught studio at the Chinese Academy of Art, Hangzhou and Academy of Architecture in Amsterdam. A frequent guest lecturer at international universities, his expertise are regularly sought for debates and analyses around urban development in China – and beyond.