Hyphen Around the World: meet Ladan Badiei, Berlin

As part of our Hyphen Around the World series, we’ll be catching up with various members of our team to find out more about their international experience. We’ll also be asking them for some tips – whether it’s about permitting advice, or a must-try local delicacy!

#HyphenAroundTheWorld – Part 7

We interviewed Ladan Badiei, an architect at Hyphen, typically based in our Berlin Office.

1. What is a typical day like in your role?
Mainly busy with the design process – from early stages to providing a construction plan.

2. What’s the most interesting place that you’ve ever visited for work?
I haven’t travelled for our international projects yet, but Berlin is an interesting city.

3. Top local permitting tip?
Most permitting challenges are usually about heritage sites. Therefore it’s helpful to consider local regulations from the early stages of a project. It will save you time with later adjustments.

4. Best tool for staying in touch with your team?
The best is simply being in the office – it’s always more productive.

5. What do you like most about working at Hyphen?
The friendly atmosphere and of course the projects.

6. Favourite local delicacy?
Zereshk Polo ba Morgh ( زرشک پلو با مرغ ) is my favourite Persian food.

7. What do you consider a must have carry-on essential?
I’m really interested in social philosophy or history books – whatever I can learn from. I am currently reading Homo Deus by Yuval Noah Harari and he is fast becoming one of my favourite authors.

8. What do you enjoy doing outside of work?
Spending time with loved ones.

9. If you could deliver a project anywhere in the world, where would it be?
Iran – a renovation on an abandoned site.