Top 40 most powerful architects in the Middle East 2016
Mon 11 Jan 2016 11:56 AM
Janus Rostock
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Janus Rostock

Company: Atkins

Designation: Design Director

The architect behind the Dubai Opera, Janus Rostock works as a design director for Atkins with more than 20 years’ experience.

Specialising in complex multidisciplinary projects and masterplans, he has proven expertise in a wide variety of projects including the opera project and its district, masterplanning, low rise office buildings, high rise residential towers, hotels, education, and transport.

Having received his M. Arch from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts School of Architecture, Copenhagen, after having spent a year at l’Ecole d’Architecture de Paris Belleville, Paris, Rostock worked for multi award winning firms Henning Larsen Architects and KHR.

He moved to Dubai and joining Atkins in 2006, where he was part of the team delivering the Dubai Promenade and Cape Town Waterfront masterplan.  In 2008 he moved back to Denmark as Associate Design Director to start up Atkins’ Architecture and Design department in Copenhagen.

Following this spell heonce again returned to the UAE in 2011 and is responsible for leading Atkins’ Middle East Architecture and Urban Design team.

Rostock has accumulated extensive international experience as the lead concept designer on projects and master plans in the U.A.E, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Iran, India, Azerbaijan, Angola, Kenya, South Africa, Norway, Sweden and Denmark.