About MORE

MORE Architecture is a research-based office for architecture, founded by Daan Roggeveen and Robert Chen. Both attracted by Shanghai’s seemingly unstoppable growth MORE’s founders were intrigued by China’s unwavering urbanization, and the challenges of building for a society in the throes of change.

This shared interest manifests itself through MORE Architecture’s foundations in research, building on Roggeveen’s ongoing Go West Project. Trained at Delft University of Technology, the Dutch architect and curator has studied China’s emerging cities since arriving in Shanghai in 2008, and boasts international experience across a range of architectural and cultural assignments.

From Taiwan, Chen’s business acumen complements Roggeveen’s design practice and theories. With degrees from Columbia and the University of California, Berkley, Chen initially trained in architecture before shifting his focus to real estate. Based in China since 2005, his experience extends to creative hubs in Suzhou; hospitality developments in Shanghai; and retail in Nanjing. MORE Architecture combines these distinctive skill sets to create considered and sustainable urban environments for rising cities internationally.

MORE is intrigued by the shifts that are taking place in the world and believes strongly in the power of emerging cities and countries. We live in an age where for many, daily life bears scant relation to that of the last generation. For real progress, our built environment needs to follow suit. To that end, MORE doesn’t just build, but factors in tiers of functionality, meaning, and ultimately people. That means pushing envelopes to incorporate agendas for public programming, and to encourage a truly modern way of living.

Proof of that spirit can be found in recently delivered projects, including Jiaxing Island (with AIM Architecture) and contemporary art gallery BANK in Shanghai.

MORE is currently involved in a high rise research center in Ningbo, China (DD) the 25,000 sqm headquarters for a firm in the automotive industry (under construction), a hotel in the mountains of Zhejiang province (start construction March ’17), and an urban plan in Accra, Ghana (with OKRA, MLA+, FABRIC and MIXST). Through the Go West Project, MORE is continuously involved in urban research in Africa.

MORE lectures regularly at universities in Europe, Asia and the US, and has published extensively in magazines like Vrij Nederland, MARK, Urban China, Volume, MonU and others.

Work by MORE has been exhibited in the Shenzhen Biennale, Shanghai Powerstation of Art, the International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam, Beijing Design Week, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art and Storefront for Art and Architecture, New York.

MORE Architecture: Multidisciplinary Office for Research and Architecture.

MORE on Facebook
MORE on Instagram
© MORE Architecture
Theme by Vorkshop