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René Kural

Architect, PhD, Daglig leder af Activity- and health-enhancing Physical Environments Network (APEN), Lektor

20022020
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Personal profile

Curriculum vitae

Associate Professor, PhD, Architect MAA René Kural is the former director of the Centre for Sports and Architecture and now director of Activity- and health-enhancing Physical Environments Network (APEN) as well as independent practicing architect with his firm René Kural Architects. Since 1996, René Kural has been involved in research, communication, counseling and development of Danish and foreign municipalities, architectural firms, government agencies and foundations.

René Kural is the author of nine books. He has also contributed a large number of articles and feature articles on body culture, urban planning, urban space, landscape and architecture for Danish and international magazines. He recently served as visiting professor at Tokyo Institute of Technology and (ToKoDai) and Tokyo University of Science (TUS). René Kural is the Danish member of the Union International des Architectes (UIA) Sports and Leisure Group. In 2013, winner of the Olympic Committee (IOC / IAKS) bronze for Herning Football Exploratorium in collaboration with GBH Landscape Architects, and the same year recipient of the President’s Award, Tokyo University of Science. 

René Kural has been Visiting Scholar at Columbia University, New York, and at Tokyo Institute of Technology for several years, and has been invited as lecturer to Asia and most countries in Europe. René Kural is among other appointed the Danish member of Union Internationale des Architectes (UIA), Sports and Leisure Group, member of the Think Tank of Sports in the municipality of Copenhagen, appointed as external examiner at the University of Copenhagen, and reviewer for Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports

Rene Kural functions as adviser for Danish and foreign municipalities and architects offices among others resulting in three 1. prizes in architectural competitions for the last 1½ year.

Research area

  • City
  • City Planning
  • accesability
  • Urban Medicine
  • Construction
  • Architecture
  • Institutional estates
  • Urban planning
  • Building for sport and leisure
  • Cultural buildings
  • hospitals
  • schools
  • Spaces for body culture
  • Spaces for seniors
  • Health
  • Japanese architecture and urban planning
  • Theory and philosophy
  • Theory about Cities and architecture,

Projects 2016 2020

Ulighed i sundhed: Seniorer

Kural, R., Carroll, S. & Nørtoft, K. P. J.

01/02/201628/02/2020

Project: Research

APEN: Activity- and Health-enhancing Physical Environments Network

Kural, R., Carroll, S. & Nørtoft, K. P. J.

01/01/201631/12/2020

Project: Other

Ulighed i sundhed: Børn og unge

Kural, R.

01/02/201601/02/2019

Project: Research

Søllerød Rådhus

Kural, R.

01/01/201601/12/2017

Project: Research

Research Output 2002 2018

Rådhuset i skovbrynet: Om Søllerød Rådhus tegnet af Arne Jacobsen og Flemming Lassen.

Kural, R., 30 Aug 2018, Rhodos - Forlag for videnskab og kunst. 103 p.

Publications: Book / Anthology / Thesis / ReportBookResearch

The Town Hall at the Edge of the Forest: About Søllerød Rådhus designed by Arne Jacobsen and Flemming Lassen

Kural, R., 30 Aug 2018, Rhodos - Science and Art Publishers. 103 p.

Publications: Book / Anthology / Thesis / ReportBookResearch

Move the Neighborhood: Study design of a community-based participatory public open space intervention

Pawlowski, C. S., Winge, L., Carroll, S., Schmidt, T. B., Wagner, A. M., Nørtoft, K. P. J., Lamm, B., Kural, R., Schipperijn, J. & Troelsen, J., 2017.

Publications: Contribution to conferencePosterResearchpeer-review

Move the Neighbourhood: Study design of a community-based participatory public open space intervention in a Danish deprived neighbourhood to promote active living

Pawlowski, C. S., Winge, L., Carroll, S., Schmidt, T. B., Wagner, A. M., Nørtoft, K. P. J., Lamm, B., Kural, R., Schipperijn, J. & Troelsen, J., 2017, In : BMC Public Health. 17, 481, 10 p., 17:48.

Publications: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

Open Access

Shaping activity- and health-enhancing physical environments for multi generations.

Kural, R., 2017, In : KA Design Journal. 041, p. 29-31 3 p.

Publications: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearch

Activities 2002 2018

Burn calories, not gasoline – About Activity- and Health-enhancing Physical Environments Network (APEN).

René Kural (Lecturer)
11 Dec 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesLecture and oral contribution

International Sport and Culture Association (External organisation)

René Kural (Member)
15 Sep 201824 Nov 2018

Activity: Membership typesMembership in review committee

The city of wellbeing. Arkitektur og bymiljøer, der fremmer det gode liv

René Kural (Participant)
29 Aug 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conference

APEN: Hvem er vi, hvorfor, hvordan og hvor?

René Kural (Lecturer)
3 May 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesLecture and oral contribution

En bygning til kropskultur i Tokyo.

René Kural (Lecturer)
16 Apr 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesLecture and oral contribution

Press / Media

Arne Jacobsens elegante rådhusur.

René Kural

13/10/2018

1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media

Et modernistisk fyrtårn – uden tårn

René Kural

02/10/2018

1 item of Media coverage, 1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

København – en by uden ældre

René Kural

07/08/2018

1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media

Nedtællingen til skibakken på Amager er begyndt

René Kural

27/07/2018

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

Byen glemmer piger, kvinder og ældre – og forkæler drenge og mænd

René Kural

24/02/2018

1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media