Kunlé Adeyemi Biography

Kunlé Adeyemi is an architect, urbanist and creative researcher. He is the founder of NLÉ, an architecture and urbanism practice established in The Netherlands with focus on the business and intelligence of developing cities. Adeyemi studied architecture at the University of Lagos and later obtained a post professional degree at Princeton University with his research on rapid urbanization. Before starting NLÉ he was at the world renowned Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) where he worked closely with founder Rem Koolhaas. At OMA, Adeyemi led the design, development and execution of numerous projects in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East. Among these projects were the award winning Samsung Museum of Art, the Seoul National University Museum, NM Rothschild Bank in London, Shenzhen Stock Exchange tower in China, Prada Transformer in South Korea, the Central Library, the Central Library and Headquarters for Qatar Foundation in Doha and the 4th Mainland Bridge and master plan in Lagos. He frequently lectures in India, Switzerland and The Netherlands.

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    Pronunciation: /ʌɪˈriːnɪkɒn/

    Definition: i) A proposition to harmonize conflicting viewpoints ii) Advancing peace, strengthening or establishing unity, or fostering solidarity.

    From Greek eirēnikon, neuter of eirēnikos 'promoting peace', from eirēnē 'peace'

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