Nico is an architect and researcher with extensive experience in implementation planning and construction management. Through the Bachelor of Art at the ZHAW in Zurich he specialized in the spatial and structural organization of the built environment and learned comprehensive skills in cooperating with various experts. Since 2018 he’s passionately worked on the MangoTree School Project in Kenya. In its simplicity the prototypical concept can, as a modular system, be adapted to different surroundings. The design combines local culture and low-tec solutions with modern approaches to natural light, structural tectonics, and sustainable resource management.
At the Royal College of Art, Nico has internalized and explored principles of regenerative thinking and the circular economy in various contexts. Through this year's project, a broader understanding of plastic as a material, its challenges, and the potential for sustainable design and innovation in the recycling industry has been developed. Nico's practice aims to systematically integrate methods of exchange and interactions between different fields and professions.