City planner with global standing

Dutchman Kees Christiaanse (65) is the founder of the KCAP Architects & Planners architecture and planning office. It
employs more than 100 architects, city planners and landscape architects from 20 countries in Zurich, Rotterdam and Shanghai. “We are a unit with three rooms in three countries,” says Christiaanse. The recently appointed professor for architecture and urban development travels to Singapore regularly, where he was involved in the set-up and management of the Future Cities Laboratory with 75 employees for the Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule (ETH – Technical University) in Zurich.