Mecanoo, officially founded in Delft in 1984, is made up of a highly multidisciplinary staff of over 100 creative professionals from 25 nationalities and includes architects, interior designers, urban planners, landscape architects and architectural technicians. The company is directed by its original founding architect/partner, Francine Houben. The extensive experience gained over more than 30 years, together with structured planning processes results in designs that are realized with technical expertise and great attention to detail. Mecanoo regards itself as a laboratory where new ideas about architecture can develop. This is influenced by the architects of different cultural backgrounds, as well as being influenced by the ideas of Mecanoo’s international clients. The La Llotja theatre and conference centre in Lleida, Spain has been completed in 2010. The Library of Birmingham integrated with the REP theatre opened it’s doors in September 2013 and the Wei-Wu-Ying Center for the Arts in Kaohsiung, Taiwan is under construction and will be completed in 2015. Mecanoo is also working on projects in amongst others Norway, Sweden, France, Italy, China, Korea, Qatar, Georgia and Russia.