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ArchDaily journalist Nicolás Valencia travelled from Chile to attend Mark Wigley’s Benno Premsela Lecture on 30 November 2014. He obtained an exclusive interview with Wigley during an excursion to Radio Kootwijk that served to supplement the lecture. Valencia also visited Het Nieuwe Instituut, where he received an extensive tour of the exhibitions, the archive and the Sonneveld House Museum. A tour of the Market Hall by MVRDV and other Rotterdam highlights completed his visit.

Read Nicolás Valencia’s article on the Benno Premsela Lecture here.


Born and raised in Santiago de Chile, Nicolás Valencia is an architect who graduated from the University of Chile and is interested in multidisciplinary work, urban economy, visualisations, foreign policy, languages and cultures. Valencia works as an editor at ArchDaily, an independent architect, a teaching assistant at the University of Chile, and a contents editor for the XIX Chilean architecture and urbanism biennial.