Meriem Chabani

Paris and Algiers-based architect and urban planner, Meriem Chabani is an associate at TXKL architecture, and the co-founder and president of the New South association. Her work focuses on context sensitive approaches to developing countries, using design and the construction process as tools for creating and stimulating economies. She investigates the role of architecture in a globalised practice, building bridges between her professional practice in France, Algeria and Myanmar, and the New South research platform. In 2014, her project Remade in Bangladesh, a network of small scale textile factories in the city of Chittagong, received a Lafarge Holcim Next Generation Award.