Tania Concko

Following her graduation from the National School of Architecture of Versailles, she completed her studies with an education as an urban planner at the National School of Architecture of Paris-Villemin.

After her collaboration with renowned architects Bernard Huet and Jean Nouvel, whose strong approach and commitment are of very different forms, she founded her own architectural and urban planning office in Amsterdam in 1997 : Tania Concko Architects Urbanists ( TCAU ).

Her significant realization of the Zaanwerf residential district in the Netherlands, a transformation of a 3,5ha waterfront industrial site was widely published and won several international awards, notably the “Prix de la 1ère oeuvre du Moniteur” in 1999 (First Work Award from Architecture Review “Le Moniteur”).

From 1998 to 2008, and working alongside Rem Koolhaas, Tania Concko participated in a unique experience, working as one of five consultants selected to be members of the “Quality Team” for the new City Center of Almere, the Netherlands. This innovative city council advisory team was established to oversee the implementation of the new masterplan from OMA, ensuring that the original intentions were retained throughout the project from conception to realization.

Enriched by extensive international experience, allowing her to have a deep observation of the development of cities in Europe, she has consolidated her own approach based on “a critical understanding of urban reality”. In or outside Europe, her projects, teaching and consulting activities are focused on questioning the city, “living in neighborhoods”, and how architecture is immersed in its various contexts and issues : landscaped, urban, social and programmatic.

Over the past 15 years, her office has worked on many projects in Europe, ranging from small scale 15-20 unit residential blocks to large-scale restructurations of urban territories. Her office has actively participated in the reflection of major sites of urban renewal in metropolitan areas across Europe, as well as abroad, as shown by her recent projects and interventions at Ajaccio, Toronto, Paris, Ottawa, Casablanca, Dakar or São Paulo.