People's Architecture



Neville Mars is architect and chairman of the Dynamic City Foundation. Together with Saskia Vendel, Neville Mars founded Dynamic City, an international urban research and development platform specialized in rapidly changing environments, in an effort to combat what he calls "the present dream and the future nightmare" of people-packed mega-cities in China. Trained as an architect in Delft Technical University, The Netherlands, Neville Mars started his career working for the office of Rem Koolhaas- O.M.A. in Rotterdam, where he made key contributions to the projects of The Guggenheim Museum Las Vegas, Schiphol Airport and Rotterdam Central Station. Neville Mars has been publishing in Beijing 798: Reflections on Art, Architecture and Society in China (edited by Huang Rui). Work of DCF has been exhibited at the Dashanzi International Art Festival 2005, Beijing, China; Beyond at the Triennale Gaungzhou, Guangdong Museum of Modern Art, Guangzhou, China; Booming China, ARCAM (Architecture Center Amsterdam) Amsterdam, The Netherlands.