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René Kural, Director of Centre for Sports and Architecture, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Architect MAA. • May. 1st 2017
Associate Professor, PhD, Architect MAA René Kural is the former director of the Centre for Sports and Architecture and now director of Activity- and health-enhancing Physical Environments Network (APEN) as well as independent practicing architect with his firm René Kural Architects. Since 1996, René Kural has been involved in research, communication, counseling and development of Danish and foreign municipalities, architectural firms, government agencies and foundations.
René Kural is the author of nine books. He has also contributed a large number of articles and feature articles on body culture, urban planning, urban space, landscape and architecture for Danish and international magazines. He recently served as visiting professor at Tokyo Institute of Technology and (ToKoDai) and Tokyo University of Science (TUS). René Kural is the Danish member of the Union International des Architectes (UIA) Sports and Leisure Group. In 2013, winner of the Olympic Committee (IOC / IAKS) bronze for Herning Football Exploratorium in collaboration with GBH Landscape Architects, and the same year recipient of the President’s Award, Tokyo University of Science.