Public Appearances

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Ruben Hanssen on Architectenweb

'The Leidseplein belongs to the people of Amsterdam and not to the architect'

22/02/2024

Interview on Architectenweb about the Architectuur Omslag design competition winner for the Heineken Hoek. Read it here:

https://architectenweb.nl/nieuws/artikel.aspx?id=57612

Ruben Hanssen on AT5

'The goal is to show people that there is an alternative'

16/02/2024

Interview on AT5 about the Architectuur Omslag design counterproposal competition for Heineken Hoek. Read it here:

https://www.at5.nl/artikelen/225070/tientallen-architecten-ontwerpen-alternatieven-voor-ontzettend-lelijke-nieuwe-heineken-hoek

Ruben Hanssen on Het Parool

06/02/2024

Interview on Het Parool about the Architectuur Omslag design counterproposal for Heineken Hoek has received 32 entries. Read it here:

https://www.parool.nl/amsterdam/32-inzendingen-voor-ontwerpwedstrijd-heineken-hoek-het-kan-iets-ontwerpen-wat-bij-de-plek-past~b7ca05f8/

Ruben Hanssen on Het Parool

'The design does not fit the location and ignores the environment'

08/01/2024

Interview on Het Parool about the Architectuur Omslag design counterproposal for Heineken Hoek. Read it here:

https://www.parool.nl/amsterdam/het-ontzettend-lelijke-pand-op-het-leidseplein-is-nog-niet-af-of-er-is-al-een-prijsvraag-voor-een-nieuw-ontwerp~b7186fcb/

The Aesthetic City on ADATimeStamp

19/04/2023

Interview on Medium by AdaTimeStamp, exploring the theme of legacy, and what the relationship is between The Aesthetic City’s mission and how we as a society deal with long term vision, values and safekeeping of heritage for future generations. Read it here:

https://medium.com/@amalia.dragusin/ruben-hanssen-revisiting-the-past-for-present-solutions-at-the-aesthetic-city-2d928cb32992

Cave of Apelles podcast

February 2023

Ruben appeared in an in-depth interview at the Cave of Apelles

In the interview Ruben tells the full story behind The Aesthetic City – so if you’re interested in that, check it out. Also, don’t forget to subscribe to the Cave of Apelles’ channel. The interview with Michael Diamant is excellent as well.

Lecture with Catesby Leight: Civic Architecture – Is classicism more appropriate?

25/02/2023

Ruben appears in a discussion with Catesby Leigh after his lecture on civic architecture.

Planning Forward Webinar Series

Beauty Strikes Back: The New Fight for Great Places

22/11/2022

Ruben, founder of The Aesthetic City, appeared on a panel in a webinar series organised by Create Streets and Street Level, called ‘Beauty Strikes Back: The New Fight for Great Places’.

Utrecht Summer School 2022:

Let’s Build a Beautiful City

17/07/2022 – 03/08/2022

Ruben was one of two full time teachers at the INTBAU NL summer school in Utrecht called ‘Let’s Build a Beautiful City’. This summer school taught 22 students from all over the world about traditional architecture and urbanism.