Marina Kounavi is an architect and
urban designer. She is based in Rotterdam since 2012. She founded the
studio ANAGRAM A-U in 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
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 Passenger Terminal (2nd Prize) and the Woonen in Winkels (1st prize).
Marina completed the design development of the Varna Regional Library in 2017
which is expected to break ground in 2020.
Marina Kounavi received her Master degree at the Technical University of
Delft and her Diploma of Architecture from Patras Technical University in