School of Architecture, CUHK

Prof. GOUDSMIT, Inge (伊葛)

Assistant Professor

MA (Dist) Urban Management (CityU HK)
MSc (Hons) Architecture, Urbanism and Building Sciences (TU Delft)
Reg Arch (NL)

Rm. 402, Lee Shau Kee Architecture Building, CUHK

3943 6592


Inge Goudsmit is Assistant Professor at the School of Architecture of the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). She is teaching and conducting research in architecture and urban design with a focus on urban politics. Inge is an architect and urban designer with 17 years of experience in practice. Before joining CUHK, she was an Associate at the Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA), where she designed and expedited prestigious urban projects across multiple scales in all development phases in Asia and Europe. Among them is the Taipei Performing Arts Centre, a project she worked on since 2009 in close collaboration with Rem Koolhaas and which is due for completion in 2021.

Inge’s research interests are situated at the boundary between Architecture and Social Sciences, and focus on the influence of transnational and local forces on the production and appropriation of architecture. She concentrates her research on cultural flagship developments and analyses their socio-spatial impact before, during and after the construction. At CUHK, Inge promotes to bridge the gap between academia and practice to create an interdisciplinary understanding of the power relations in contemporary architecture and urbanism.

Besides CUHK, Inge has teaching experience with key academic institutions in Hong Kong and abroad, has published and lectured internationally on topics including her research about the sociological conditions of housing estates in Hong Kong as well as the power forces around cultural urban developments.

A registered architect in the Netherlands, Inge holds a Master’s degree in Architecture, Urbanism and Building Sciences from the Technical University of Delft, the Netherlands, as well as a Master’s in Urban Management from the Department of Public Policy, City University of Hong Kong. Inge is currently pursuing a PhD at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) within the Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research (AISSR).

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Research Interests

  • Urban politics
  • Iconic architecture
  • Urban imaginaries
  • Cultural identity
  • Spatial Triad
  • New Towns
  • Hong Kong
  • Taipei


Goudsmit, I. (2021). Who wins and who loses in the production of cultural iconic architecture?. The Evolving Scholar | IFoU 14th Edition.

Goudsmit, I. & Cheung, S. (2021). New towns lacking cultural identity: A case of Tung Chung in Hong Kong. RC21 Conference 2021 Online Edition

Goudsmit, I. (2021). Urban identity in Hong Kong’s New Town: A case study of Tung Chung’s urban morphology. ISUF2021 Glasgow [forthcoming]

Roggeveen, D. and Hulshof, M., Arnold, F., with Goudsmit, I. et al. (2020) “The Amsterdam Agenda, 12 Good Ideas for the Future of Cities, A Selection of Insightful Essays on Challenges Cities are Facing Globally”, NAi Publishers, Rotterdam, pp.102-15.

Goudsmit, I. (2019) Global Spectacle, Situated Images: The Case of a Cultural Flagship Building in Taipei. Thesis. City University of Hong Kong

Goudsmit, I. (2019) “A Story of a Masterplan in China”, MONU Magazine on Urbanism 29, pp.100-7.

Goudsmit I. and Simons A. (2014) “Hong Kong Outside In: The Dual City”, MONU Magazine on Urbanism 21, pp.90-96.

Goudsmit I. and Simons A. (2014) “The Dull City Creates Social Distance”, ArchiNed, retrieved from

Goudsmit I. (2014) “Culture and Segregation amid the Urbanisation of Asia”, Shelter Magazine, Philippines, June, pp.17-18.

Goudsmit I. (2014) “TPAC Under Construction”, UED Urban Environment Design Magazine, China, July 2014.

Goudsmit I. and Simons A. (2014), “DIY Design in Hong Kong’s Publieke Ruimte”, Hollandse Nieuwe, Hong Kong, Winter 2014, p12-13.

Goudsmit I. (2008) “The Otherness and the Wall”, The Architecture Annual 2006-2007, Delft University of Technology, 010 Publishers, Rotterdam, pp.160-62.

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