Jo Taillieu

Professor at EPFL (CH), director and manager of his own office, Jo Taillieu plays many parts yet he is first and foremost an architect. After working with different international architecture firms, Jo Taillieu founded his eponyomous office in 2004, which he has been leading since. The practice evolved in 2009 to a collaboration with Jan De Vylder and Inge Vinck, with whom he lead the office architecten de vylder vinck taillieu (advvt) for a decade. In 2018 advvt won the Silver Lion for Promising Young Participant at the 16th Biennale of Venice and was one of the five finalists for the Mies van der Rohe Award 2019. Next to the joint projects at architecten de vylder vinck taillieu, in 2019 the focus shifted back to its initial commitment, jo taillieu architecten (jta). Knowledge of the practice, from conception to execution, is one of the strengths of the office. The genuine effort to execute a design and its realisation remains the fundamental concern. In this respect, jo taillieu architecten always strive to the ‘logic of construction’.

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