Denis Vlieghe

Denis is a forward-thinking entrepreneur, architect, designer, researcher, and lecturer.

He has practiced, taught, and been exhibited internationally. He has worked with several renowned design practices such as Grimshaw, Shigeru Ban, Endo Shuhei, Robofold, and participated in various competition entries such as the winning design of the Guangzhou Culture Center.

During his time at Grimshaw, Denis led their London computational design group, developing their in-house systems and using innovative methodologies as catalyst to bring projects to the company. He was also computational design lead for Tirana masterplan, and envelope package lead for Oman Botanic Garden’s Northern biome project.

His strength resides in his ability to combine exceptional design skills with in-depth technical knowledge of software, hardware and fabrication methods, with applications in a wide range of projects of all scales.

Denis is also active in academia, as he believes a balance of both research and practice foster innovation and progress. He is associate lecturer at Oxford Brookes University, teaches Tectonic Grounds at the University of Melbourne, Aditnalta visiting school at the Architectural Association, and interactive design at the Bartlett for Unit9


Selected projects
Anglia Ruskin University
Tirana Masterplan
Paris Metro
Grimshaw, 2016
Eden Hobart
Grimshaw, 2016
Oman Botanic Gardens
Grimshaw, 2015
Tensilation Modular Canopies
Grimshaw, 2015
Guggenheim Helsinki
Grimshaw, 2014
AlFarjan Playgrounds
Grimshaw, 2014
Dulwich College Science Building
Grimshaw, 2013
Tirana Masterplan
Grimshaw, 2013
Zaha Hadid Architects, 2012
Virtual Sunset
Tobias Klein, 2012
Electronic Countermeasures
Tomorrow’s Thoughts Today, 2011
Space Agency, 2011
Kaohsiung Ferry Terminal
Tobias Klein, 2010
Kaohsiung Pop Culture Centre
Biothing, 2010
AADRL, 2009
Woven Concrete
AADRL, 2009
Zagreb Airport
Shigeru Ban, 2008
Guangzhou Culture Centre
Endo Shuhei, 2008