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The architecture of influence: In conversation with Kim Herforth Nielsen

Kim Herforth Nielsen, 3XN founder and creative director, visited Australia in October 2014 to give his keynote address at Design Speaks: Old School/New School education design forum.

Held in Sydney, the Old School/New School one-day forum explored the future of education design. In his keynote address, Kim spoke of 3XN’s educational projects, including Orestad College in Copenhagen, Denmark, completed in 2007. The college is a vertically and horizontally interconnected school that encourages students to take responsibility for their own learning. Kim also discussed the design of Green School Stockholm, a school with a multitude of green exterior public spaces that will house a kindergarten, primary school, high school and college dorms.

During his visit, Kim spoke with David Neustein about how knowledge is shared at the offices of 3XN, the influence of architecture on behaviour and interaction, and how technology has changed the practice’s approach to designing learning spaces.

Read ArchitectureAU’s interview with Kim Herforth Nielsen here.

Old School/New School thanks its principal partner ISIS.

The next one-day forum is Health Care/Health Design in Melbourne on 17 March, 2015. It will focus on the issues shaping architecture for healthcare.

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