Marina Kounavi is an architect and urban designer. She is based in Rotterdam since 2012. She founded the studio ANAGRAM A-U at 2018. The focus of the studio is the research on the platform between urbanism and architecture through using, transforming, evolving and adapting existing spatial typologies or contextual elements. Her working experience includes offices as OMA/ Rem Koolhaas, MVRDV and Mecanoo which have a strong influence in her shaping as an architect.
She was previously co-founder of the Rotterdam-based office Architects for Urbanity (AFU). Marina co-authored many award-winning international & national competition projects including the Varna Regional Library (1st prize), the Souda Passanger Terminal (2nd Prize) and the Woonen in Winkels (1st prize). Marina completed the design development of the Varna Regional Library at 2017 which is expected to break ground at 2020.
Marina Kounavi received her master’s at the Technological University of Delft and her diploma of architecture from Patras Technical University in Greece.