Mia Hägg, Founder of Habiter Autrement, has worked on some of the most innovative buildings of the twenty-first century, and with some of the most respected architectural practices around the world.
She was educated in Gothenburg and Paris. From 1998 to 2001, she was employed by Ateliers Jean Nouvel (AJN), where she worked on projects including the Dentsu Tower in Tokyo. Her collaboration with Herzog & de Meuron (H&deM) began in 2002. In 2003 she was selected as the Project Manager for the National Stadium of the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, and she became an Associate of the firm in 2005. In 2007, after nearly a decade working on mainly large-scale projects, she left H&deM to found her own practice, Habiter Autrement.
Since 2007, Habiter Autrement has designed housing, stadiums, offices and masterplans. The office immediately gained recognition when it was awarded the first prize in a competition for five innovative housing projects in Bordeaux, in partnership with AJN and ING Real Estate. In 2011, three of the five Bordeaux projects were completed with Habiter Autrement as lead architect and, in 2012, the Lormont housing was awarded the Agora Architecture Prize. Two of the firm’s other housing projects, Armagnac and Cenon, both received special mention.
Habiter Autrement has currently 42 apartments under construction in Paris and a mix-used office building coming up for construction in Bordeaux.
In 2012 Mia Hägg was invited to participate in the 13th International Architecture Exhibition, Venice Biennale.