Ludo Groen is a doctoral candidate in the history and theory of architecture (gta) at ETH Zürich, while practicing architecture from his eponymous studio. His built work includes multiple houses, interiors, and exhibitions. In 2021, he started his doctoral research into the architecture of banking in Switzerland between 1944 and 1980. Between 2018 and 2021, Ludo has been a researcher at The Berlage at Delft University of Technology and Het Nieuwe Instituut, the Dutch institute for architecture, design, and digital culture. At The Berlage he was involved in the organisation of lectures, master classes, teaching, and various book projects. At Het Nieuwe Instituut, he contributed to the research projects Automated Landscapes and Financial Architectures, and worked on various exhibitions including co-curating MVRDVHNI: The Living Archive of a Studio. Ludo holds a master degree in architecture from Delft University of Technology and a post-master degree from The Berlage.


Health Care and Community Center

After declaring the end of the welfare state in 2013, local governments in the Netherlands embraced the concept of participation. Subsidies were granted to experimental design projects to be conceived in close collaboration with prospective users. A former monastery built in 1891 was renovated and transformed into a health care and community center, in which patients, medical practitioners and local citizens contributed to a design proposal, characterized by an alignment of historical and contemporary programs, proportions, and materials.
*participatory trajectory with Berit Ann Roos. Photos by Stijn Poelstra.