Ludo Groen is a doctoral candidate in the history and theory of architecture at ETH Zurich, as part the research project Switzerland. A Technological Pastoral led by Prof. Dr. Laurent Stalder and Prof. Milica Topalovic. His research bridges architectural and economic history by documenting the subterranean architecture of Swiss banks to store, transport, and trade gold between 1934 and 1971. His writings are published in OASE (2019), Strelka Mag (2020), Failed Architecture (2021), and in the co-edited volume Automated Landscapes (2023).
Together with his collaborators, Ludo practices architecture from his eponymous studio. Their built projects include a handful private houses, a multifamily housing block, a health care and community center, retail interiors, and exhibitions. *Photograph 1–4 by Stijn Poelstra, 6 by Max Hart Nibbrig, 7–8 by Johannes Schwartz.
Ludo holds master degrees in architecture from Delft University of Technology and The Berlage. He previously worked as researcher at The Berlage Center for Advanced Studies in Architecture and Urban Design and at the Nieuwe Instituut, the Dutch institute for architecture, design, and digital culture where he co-curated the exhibition MVRDVHNI: The Living Archive of a Studio (2021).