Aser Gìmenez Ortega

Born in Murcia in 1979, Aser Giménez-Ortega studied at TU Eindhoven, the Netherlands and Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain and graduated with a Master in Architecture in 2005. Before joining MVRDV IB 2007, he worked as an architect and urban designer in Spain, Brazil and the Netherlands. At MVRDV, Aser has been involved in the conceptualizing and execution of projects of various scales, including urban designs such as Montecorvo Eco-City in Logroño (Spain), a future vision for Oslo (Norway), building projects including the Headquarters of Norwegian bank DNB in Oslo (Norway), development strategies such as the conversion of New Holland Island in Saint Petersburg (Russia), transformation projects as Roskilde Festival High school (Denmark) as well as research projects such as the Vertical Village, in collaboration with The Why Factory. He has lectured and conducted student workshops in different cities and universities such as The Hague, Oslo, Istanbul, Bologna, Amsterdam and Plovdiv. Since 2012 he has been leading several of MVRDV projects in Asia such as  Hongqiao Central Business District in Shanghai, a complex development of more than 105,000m2 of offices and commercial program, as well as the conversion of a former industrial district into an Art and Design Hub in Chongqing, and two office towers in the new Western waterfront development in Shanghai.