Winy Maas, MVRDV
Winy Maas was in Sydney for the national architecture conference 'Praxis' in 2017 and I interviewed him for Steel Profile magazine.
I was struck by how his knowledge and experience of Dutch landscape (water-scape?) and placemaking influence all of his projects, whether they are located in his native Holland or other countries around the world.
He said his mother was a florist and his father a gardener, so I guess plants, flowers and landscaping are in his blood...
You can read the article here.