Kortrijk Xpo
11 & 12 May 2023

Features and seminars

Friday 12 May 2023

16:00 - 17:00

Skins in Extreme Environments

Xavier De Kestelier, global Head of Design at Hassell

Xavier De Kestelier is Head of Design at international design practice Hassell, where he leads design technology and innovation across all disciplines and regions. For the past decade, Xavier has been a leader in parametric design, digital fabrication and additive manufacturing. Before joining Hassell, he co-headed Foster+Partner's in-house research and development team, where he worked on Apple headquarters, Kuwait and Beijing airports, Yachtplus and NBK headquarters.


At Hassell, Xavier develops global digital design strategy for computational design, building information modelling, visualisation and virtual reality. He also develops technology for cross-studio design review processes. In recent years, Xavier has built a portfolio of architecture in extreme environments with a particular focus on space with habitat projects for clients such as NASA and ESA.


Seminar in English


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