“Climate and social inequality are one of the major issues of our time. Global warming, demographic growth and expanding urbanization are exceptional challenges. In Manifest, various designers bundle their views on these issues. They try to provide a proffessional answer to new challenges.”
In the book, Robert Winkel pleads for respectful architecture in which buildings are closely related to the earth, air, people and animals. He hopes to realize all those ideals in SAWA, the tallest all-wooden residential building in Rotterdam.
In addition to Robert, the following were interviewed: Thomas Rau, Nanne de Ru, Odette Ex, Paul de Ruiter, Dirk Peters, Diederik Dam, Irma van Oort, Do Janne Vermeulen, Jeroen de Willigen, Bart Mispelblom Beyer, Michiel Hofman and Barbara Dujardin, Dikkie Scipio, Roberto Meyer and Wouter Thijssen, Daniel Jongtien, Pascal Cornips, Saartje van der Made and Joost Vos, Victor de Leeuw and Willemineke Hammer.
Manifest. Architecten over klimaat en ongelijkheid (Dutch) can now be purchased for 40 euros through the De Architect webshop.
More information about the book can be found here.