2, 3, 4 February 2012

Conference on Architecture, European Urbanisation and Globalisation

The three-day conference on Architecture, European Urbanisation and Globalisation is the first event of the future Master in Architecture - MArch. It presents in each session a mix of internationally leading architects, writers, curators and academics. Its goal is first to open up the panorama of issues the new Master will deal with and then, during debates, raise crucial issues to focus on by research and design work done in the coming years.

In English - Open to public - No registration fee - Reservation required

Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education - IPSE

Day 1
Walferdange, University of Luxembourg, Lecture room Audimax

Globalisation

Global developments have an increasing impact on cities, regions and also on architecture. Globalisation is an important field of research because cities and regions compete on a global scale and increasingly need to specialise themselves. Global migrations have consequences on the growth and shrinkage of regions. The prices of building materials depend more and more on a global market. Differences between rich and poor, just as well as between different cultures, produce conflicts that, as a consequence of asymmetrical warfare are more and more fought out in cities. Architecture plays an important role in these conflicts. Iconic buildings try to lend cities a new logo or identity, but architecture is also often used as a tool in these conflicts: in an attempt to stabilise them or as a catalyst to start up processes of change. Last but not least, encouraged by the rise and growth of new cities and regions, a new kind of architect has emerged, that works from the beginning on a global scale. But what could be the real chances and tasks for architects in a globalised world? What new tools and attitudes should they bring in?

Schedule

9.30
Welcome and opening by Prof. Dr. Michel Margue, Dean of the Faculty of Language and Literature,
Humanities, Arts and Education at the University of Luxembourg.
9.45
Introduction of the day and moderation by Prof. Bart Lootsma,
University of Innsbruck, University of Luxembourg
10.00
Prof. Christian Schulz, University of Luxembourg
10.30
Prof. Murray Fraser,
Professor of Architecture and Global Culture, Bartlett School of Architecture, London
The Scale of Globalisation
11.00
Coffee break
11.30
Prof. Brett Steele, Dean Architectural Association School of Architecture, London
12.00
Prof. Lars Lerup, Harry K. and Albert K. Smith
Professor in Architecture, Dean Emeritus Rice University, Houston
12.30
Lunch time
14.00
Ass. Prof. Manuel Herz, ETH Zurich / Studio Basel
14.30
Prof. Markus Miessen, Städelschule, Frankfurt, Harvard Research Fellow
15.00
Prof. Vincente Guallart,
Institute of Advanced Architecture in Catalunya, Barcelona/City Architect of Barcelona
15.30
Coffee break
16.15
Prof. Kjetil Thorsen, Snøhetta, Oslo/New York
16.45
Moderation by Prof. Bart Lootsma, University of Innsbruck, University of Luxembourg
18.00
End of the session

Day 2
Luxembourg - Fondation de l'Architecture et de l'Ingénierie

European Urbanisation

The European tradition of urbanisation is characterised among others by a special relationship between historical substance, specific trajectories of urban planning and design and more recent interventions, and also by an intense, sometimes fraught relationship between communal and regional policies, public housing, public spaces, urban planning and design. Still, within the European Union, many different national and regional traditions coexist. The leitbild of the European city is extensively discussed and used by some as a guideline for future plans; others interpret the hybrid forms of contemporary urbanisation as a challenge to the traditional building culture and claim for developing innovative concepts. These tensions between traditional and modern worlds indeed shape identities and, in the course of time, have become embedded in laws and regulations. What does this mean, concretely, for our urban environment as a constructed reality? Are the issues at stake the same for the whole of Europe or do they differ from region to region and from place to place? Should we build upon local traditions and maybe even reinforce them or should new, European strategies and laws be developed to cope with urban development?

Schedule

9.30
Welcome by the President of the Fondation de l’Architecture et de l’Ingénierie: Mr Christian Bauer
9.45
Introduction of the day and moderation by Prof. Bart Lootsma,
University of Innsbruck, University of Luxembourg
10.30
Marianne Brausch, University of Luxembourg
11.00
Coffee break
11.30
Michele Brunello, Partner of Stefano Boeri Architetti, Milan
12.30
Lunch time
14.00
Prof. Sonja Beeck, TU Kassel/IBA Sachsen Anhalt/IBA Berlin
14.30
Matthias Böttger, Raumtaktik, ETH Zurich, Curator DAZ Berlin
15.00
Prof. Arno Brandlhuber, Academy of Fine Arts, Nuremberg
15.30
Coffee break
16.15
Prof. Winy Maas, TU Delft, Why?Factory
16.45
Moderation by Prof. Bart Lootsma, University of Innsbruck, University of Luxembourg
18.00
End of the session

Day 3
Luxembourg - Fondation de l'Architecture et de l'Ingénierie

Architecture

Over the last decades, the role and meaning of architecture seem to have changed a great deal. Probably never in history we have witnessed such a multiplicity of styles and approaches that not only follow each other more rapidly but also exist simultaneously next to each other. This hollows out the traditional architectural debate. Globalisation makes architecture increasingly footloose and less dependent on the home market. New, digital cad-cam design and building processes have taken off, be it not always in the way architects originally hoped they would. Blogs publish the most recent architectural highlights quickly all over the world. Services like Google Image Search and Flickr are equally consulted world-wide and deeply influence the visual production of architecture, making architecture definitively part of the culture industry. At the same time, the market becomes more dominant and defining than the public sector, producing a fierce competition among architects. In Europe, since the privatisation of the housing market and the obligatory European competitions for public buildings, architecture seems to be under strong economical pressure and architects seem to lose political terrain in the field of long-term planning processes.

How do these changes manifest themselves in the architectural production today? How can architects regain influence in the processes of urbanisation?

Schedule

9.30
Welcome by the directress of the Fondation de l’Architecture et de l’Ingénierie: Mrs Andrea Rumpf
9.45
Introduction of the day and moderation by Prof. Bart Lootsma, University of Innsbruck, University of Luxembourg
10.00
Carole Schmit, University of Luxembourg, Polaris Architects
10.30
Prof. Aglaée Degros, TU Wien Vienna, Artgineering Rotterdam
11.00
Coffee break
11.30
Hans Ibelings, Editor in Chief A10, Amsterdam
12.00
Prof. Roemer van Toorn, University of Umea, Sweden
The problem is not to make political architecture, but to make architecture politically.
12.30
Lunch time
14.00
Dr. Marjan Colletti, UCL, Bartlett, University of Innsbruck
14.30
Dietmar Steiner, Director AzW, Vienna, President of ICAM.
15.00
Mirko Zardini, Director CCA Montreal
15.30
Coffee break
16.15
Prof. Peter Kjaer*, Rector of Umea School of Architecture, Sweden
16.45
Moderation by Prof. Bart Lootsma, University of Innsbruck, University of Luxembourg
18.00
End of the day and closing of the conference by Andrea Rumpf, Fondation d'Architecture et de l'Ingénerie, Luxembourg
 
* To be confirmed

Speakers & Videos

Prof. Sonja Beeck, TU Kassel / IBA Sachsen Anhalt / IBA Berlin

Prof. Sonja Beeck, TU Kassel / IBA Sachsen Anhalt / IBA BerlinDr. Sonja Beeck studied architecture at the RWTH Aachen. After 8 years of practice in architectural offices in Cologne and London, she went to New York, Las Vegas and Walt Disney Corp. to research for her PHD: „Theming _a method for semantic programming of space”, which she finished in 2003 at the University of Karlsruhe and at the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation. As a member of the academic staff of the Bauhaus from 2000 to 2010, she worked there for the long term laboratory IBA STADTUMBAU 2010 and was responsible for the project development and managed many projects inventing new spatial development strategies for regions with shrinking population. Besides she has been teaching „Stadt und Landschaft“ at the University of Innsbruck from 2006 to 2008. After the final exhibition of IBA STADTUMBAU 2010, Sonja Beeck is now teaching “Urban development and management in the international context” at the University of Kassel und works as a consultant for the local authorities in Berlin to prepare new IBA for Berlin 2020.

 

Matthias Böttger, Raumtaktik, ETH Zurich, Curator DAZ Berlin

Matthias Böttger, Raumtaktik, ETH Zurich, Curator DAZ BerlinMatthias Böttger studied architecture and urban planning. His academic career started at the Bauhaus Foundation Dessau, continued at University of Stuttgart and from 2007 - 2011 he tought "Art + Architecture" at the ETH Zürich. 2007/2008 he was Visiting Professor for Art and Public Space at the Academy of Fine Arts in Nuremburg. In 2008 he was commissioner and curator for the German contribution “Updating Germany—Projects for a Better Future” to the 11th International Architecture Exhibition in Venice. 2007-2009 he was a fellow at the Akademie Schloss Solitude in Stuttgart. 2010 he ran the exhibition space aut - Architektur und Tirol - in Innsbruck and curated the series aut.raumproduktion. Since July 2011 he is curator and artistic director of DAZ - Deutsches Architektur Zentrum - in Berlin. His Berlin-based think-tank “raumtaktik — office from a better future — deals with spatial intelligence and intervention in the present and the future.

 

Prof. Arno Brandlhuber, Academy of Fine Arts, Nuremberg

Prof. Arno Brandlhuber, Academy of Fine Arts, NurembergArno Brandlhuber is the founder of brandlhuber+ Berlin. He holds the chair of architecture and urban research at the Academy of Fine Arts, Nuremberg and is directing the nomadic masters program a42.org. He is co-founder of the public seminar Akademie c/o, currently researching on the spatial production of the Berlin Republic.

Publications (Selection): NeanderthalMuseum, Aedes, Berlin, 1996 in vitro landscape, edition weißenhofgalerie (Hg.), Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Köln, 2001, ISBN 3-88375-387-4 political landscape, b&k+, Bergische Universität Wuppertal, Akademie der Stadt Sindelfingen (Hg.), Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Köln, 2001, ISBN 3-88375-484-6 index-architecture, Bart Lootsma, Marc Räder, Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Köln, 2001, ISBN 3-88375-568-0 thomas demand / b&k+, Bart Lootsma, Douglas Fogle & Helmut Friedel, Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Köln, 2004, ISBN 3-88375-876-0 Brandlhuber, Eine Fiktion, Martin Burckhardt, deSingel (Hg.), Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Köln, 2005, ISBN 3-88375-927-9 Disko 1-4, Nürnberg, 2006, ISSN 1862-1562 Disko 5-7, Nürnberg, 2007, ISSN 1862-1562 Disko 8-11, Nürnberg, 2007, ISSN 1862-1562 0119 Brandlhuber b&k+ 1992-2008, Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Köln, 2009, ISBN 978-3-86560-570-2

Exhibitions (Selection): Neanderthal Museum, AEDES Galerie, Berlin, 1998 in vitro landscape, Weißenhofgalerie, Stuttgart, 1999 heilige-drei-koenige.de, Museum für Angewandte Kunst, Köln, 2000 ArchiLab 3, Orléans, Frankreich, 2001 ArchiLab 4, Orlèans, Frankreich, 2002 New Trends of Architecture in Europe and Japan, Hillside Terrace, Tokyo, Japan, 2002 Neue Deutsche Architektur – eine reflexive Moderne, Martin Gropius Bau, Berlin, 2002 bühne 3, Kunstverein, Hamburg, 2003 26a bienal de sao paulo, Beitrag zum deutschen Pavillon mit Thomas Demand, Sao Paulo, Brasilien, 2004 Deutschlandschaft, Beitrag der Bundesrepublik Deutschland zur 9. Architekturbiennale Venedig, 2004 b&k+ architecten, deSingel, Antwerpen, Belgien, 2005 Art and Architecture in Collaboration, Box 2.0, Kopenhagen, Dänemark, 2005 ConvertibleCity, Beitrag der Bundesrepublik Deutschland zur 10. Architekturbiennale Venedig, 2006 Updating Germany, Beitrag der Bundesrepublik Deutschland zur 11. Architekturbiennale Venedig, 2008 Realstadt, Bundesministerium für Verkehr, Bau und Stadtentwicklung, 2010 Die 23 besten Bauwerke in/aus Deutschland, Deutsches Architekturmuseum Frankfurt, 2011 Expedaction 032c workshop, Berlin 2011 Baukultur Made In Germany Beitrag der Bundesrepublik Deutschland zur 9. Architekturbiennale in Sao Paulo, 2011

Awards (Selection): Architekturpreis Beton 1997 (0003 Neanderthal) BDA Auszeichnung 1997 (0003 Neanderthal) Förderpreis des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen 1998 Architekturpreis für vorbildliche Gewerbebauten 1998 (0010 <2,56m) Architekturpreis Nordrhein-Westfalen 1998 (0003 Neanderthal) 2000 Kölner Architekturpreis (0010 <2,56m) Kölner Architekturpreis 2000 (0019 Kölner Brett) Kölner Architekturpreis 2000 (0021 Geisselstrasse) Wüstenrot Preis 2000, Auszeichnung (0019 Kölner Brett) Prix Rhenan 2000, Auszeichnung (0021 Geisselstrasse) Architekturpreis Zukunft Wohnen 2000 (0019 Kölner Brett) Architekturpreis Zukunft Wohnen 2000, Auszeichnung (0021 Geisselstrasse) Deutscher Architekturpreis 2001, Anerkennung (0021 Geisselstrasse) Architekturpreis Nordrhein-Westfalen 2001 (0021 Geisselstrasse) Bauherrenpreis 2002 (BDA/DST/GdW) (0044 Stavenhof) 2001 Coredesignpreis Schweden (0010 <2,56m) Belmont Preis 2002 Kölner Architekturpreis 2003 (0044 Stavenhof) Preis des deutschen Stahlbaues 2004 (0066 Dönges I) Auszeichnung vorbildlicher Bauten des Landes NRW 2005 (0066 Dönges I) Baulückenpreis der AKNW 2006 (0044 Stavenhof) Kölner Architekturpreis 2006, Anerkennung (0074, 0097 "standard+") Architekturpreis für vorbildliche Gewerbebauten 2006, HypoRealEstateStiftung München (0074, 0097 "standard+") Architekturpreis der Stadt Kopenhagen 2007 (0089 Crystal) Architekturpreis Farbe-Struktur-Oberfläche 2010 (0113 Brunnenstrasse) Deutscher Bauherrenpreis 2011 (0113 Brunnenstrasse) Deutscher Architekturpreis 2011, Anerkennung (0113 Brunnenstrasse)

IMPRESSUM: Brandlhuber+ / Brunnenstrasse 9 / D-10119 Berlin / T +49(0)30 47377530 / team@brandlhuber.com / USt-IdNr DE196078790 / Architektenkammer Berlin / 12346 / S0399 / BauKaG / DVO BauKaG / Satzung AK / HOAI / § 6 TDG Arno Brandlhuber und Autoren / Haftungsausschluss externe Links / Oktober 2010

 

Marianne Brausch, University of Luxembourg

Marianne Brausch, University of LuxembourgMarianne Brausch studied architecture, specialization in urbanisme, ISA St-Luc Bruxelles, Brussels (1974-1979). Mémoire about the relations between the press and architecture. 1979-1981 : Master in history of architecture, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris

Lived in Paris 1980-1996

Worked as an architecture journalist (principal medias, L’Architecture d’Aujourd’hui, Le Moniteur des Travaux Publics), translator (essentialy about vienese architects Otto Wagner, Josef Hoffmann, Adolf Loos and the typology of the passages – « Le passage, un type architectural du XIXe siècle » by Jonas Geist), teacher at the Ecole Speciale d’Architecture, theory and practice. Author of several architecture books f.e.« L’Architecture en questions » with interviews of Jean Nouvel, Herzog & Demeuron, Daniel Libeskind, a.s.o.

Back in Luxembourg since 1997

Works as an architect for the Fonds d’urbanisation et d’aménagement du Plateau de Kirchberg and as a free lance journalist (especially about art and cultural evolution in Luxembourg) for the « Lëtzebuerger Land ».

 

Michele Brunello, Partner of Stefano Boeri Architetti, Milan

Michele Brunello, Partner of Stefano Boeri Architetti, MilanMichele Brunello, architect, lives between Milan and Venice where he is coursing his Ph.D. at the IUAV university and collaborating as associate professor. He is partner in Stefano Boeri Architetti. After having coordinated the project in La Maddalena and Milan 2015 Expo Masterplan, he is now developing the city of innovation "Skolkovo" in Moscow. He is also founder of the architectural studio DONTSTOP.

He has held several lectures in different European universities (HfG Karlsruhe, TU Delft, TU Graz, KAM Creete) and obtained many rewards and recognitions for the work he has developed regarding the Venice lagoon system as a metaphor of the Mediterranean city.

 

Dr. Marjan Colletti, UCL, Bartlett, University of Innsbruck

Dr. Marjan Colletti, UCL, Bartlett, University of InnsbruckMarjan Colletti is co-founder of the London-based architecture studio marcosandmarjan, which combines experimental practice, research, theory and teaching. The studio is currently working on a 160.000m2 high-rise building in Taipei Taiwan. He is professor at the insititute for experimental architecture.Hochbau at Innsbruck university and a senior lecturer (associate professor) at the Bartlett School of Architecture UCL in London, where he runs MArch Unit 20, MArch GAD cluster 2 and supervises MPhil/PhD by design students. He has previously been guest professor at various European, US and Asian institutions, i.e TU Vienna, UCLA Los Angeles, UT Arlington Texas, Innsbruck University, RCA etc. He is the guest-editor of AD Architectural Design Exuberance: New Virtuosity in Contemporary Architecture (Wiley), co-editor of Research Projects 2009 (Bartlett UCL), co-author of marcosandmarjan: Interfaces/Intrafaces (SpringerWienNewYork), and author of 2&1/2D Twoandahalf Dimensionality (Bucher Hohenems), and is currently working on Digital Poetics (Ashgate Publishing). He has also exhibited in approx. 60 exhibition worldwide, and is regularly invited as guest critic and lecturer internationally.

 

Prof. Aglaée Degros, TU Wien Vienna, Artgineering Rotterdam

Prof. Aglaée Degros, TU Wien Vienna, Artgineering RotterdamAglaee Degros is cofounder of Artgineering (2001), an office for research and design at the border between urban planning and infrastructure. In 2010 she was visiting professor of Urban Culture and Public Space at the Vienna University of Technology. She has also been visiting lecturer at TU Delft, Academy of Architecture Rotterdam, Amsterdam and Arnhem, as well as at the UCL and ULB in Brussels.

She is a member of the 'Vlaams Jaarboek 2012' editorial committee and the Europan scientific committee. She has served on the juries of Europan 10 (The Netherlands), Europan 11 (Switzerland), plus several competitions involving public space in Belgium. She is a member of the city of Nijmegen's 'Beeldkwaliteit' committee (2009-2013), and the SFA committee. In 2005 Aglaee Degros was a jury member of Archiprix. She has written ‘N4-toward a living infrastructure’ (2007) with S. Bendiks, and ‘A12NU-onderzoek naar de A12 zone tussen Utrecht, Nieuwegein en Houten’ (2009) with H. van der Vegt and S. Bendiks. She is currently working with S. Bendiks on 'Cycle infra' (2012).

About Aglaee Degros was published in Dialogue (Taiwan, 2009), A+ (2008) , Elle (2001) and Dérive (2006) and her work has been exhibited in the NAI (Rotterdam 2008), Westarch Ludwigforum (Aken 2010) and the Centre for Architecture Aorta: A12NU (Utrecht).

 

Prof. Murray Fraser, Professor of Architecture and Global Culture, Bartlett School of Architecture, London

Prof. Murray Fraser, Professor of Architecture and Global Culture, Bartlett School of Architecture, LondonMurray Fraser is Professor of Architecture and Global Culture at the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London, where he currently acts as the Director of Research.

He has published extensively on design, architectural history & theory, urbanism, and cultural studies. In 2008 his book, Architecture and the 'Special Relationship' (Routledge), won the RIBA President’s Award for Outstanding University-Located Research and the CICA Bruno Zevi Book Prize for best architectural book published anywhere in the world in the previous year. He is the co-editor for a major new book series on ‘Design Research in Architecture’ (Ashgate) as well as the co-editor of The Journal of Architecture (Routledge/RIBA), one of the leading international refereed publications. Also a qualified architect, he has jointly set up the Palestinian Regeneration Team (PART) to carry out projects in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.

Professor Fraser is the new Chair of the RIBA’s Research and Innovation Group and he also serves on the RIBA Awards Group, which amongst its duties selects the annual shortlist for the Stirling Prize. He is currently a committee member of the European Architectural History Network, a representative on the European Network of Heads of Schools of Architecture, and also a founder-member of the Architectural Humanities Research Association (AHRA). He has been an advisor and external examiner for many architectural schools in the UK and internationally, including from 2005-08 as Senior Visiting Professor at the Technical University of Malaysia and more recently as Senior Academic Consultant for setting up the Nazeer Hussain University in Karachi, Pakistan. He has given major lectures and been a keynote conference speaker in many countries around the world.

 

Vicente Guallart, Chief Architect -Barcelona City Council

Vicente Guallart, Chief Architect -Barcelona City CouncilVicente Guallart has since July 2011 been Barcelona City Council’s Chief Architect and Director of Urban Habitat, with responsibility for Urbanism, Environment, Infrastructure and ICT. In recent years his firm, Guallart Architects, has carried out numerous architectural projects in which environment issues converge with information technologies, notably for the ports of Fugee and Keelung in Taiwan, the Sociopolis neighbourhood in Valencia and the Sharing Blocks in Gandia. He has been director of the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC) since its founding in 2001 and ran the IAAC Media House project (in conjunction with the CBA at MIT), which won the 2002 Ciutat de Barcelona prize. In 2010 he co-directed the Fab Lab House project, winner of the Solar Decathlon Europe Audience Award. In 1992 he won a FAD award for a private house in the historic centre of Barcelona. He has been invited on three occasions to show in the official Spanish Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale, with the Barcelona Metapolis, Denia Artificial Mountain and Hyperhabitat projects. In 2006 he was selected for the MOMA’s On Site exhibition in New York. He has lectured at a number of universities worldwide, including MIT, Columbia, Princeton and Harvard GSD. He is co-author of several books, such as the Metapolis Dictionary of Advanced Architecture, and the author of Geologics.

 

Ass. Prof. Manuel Herz, ETH Zurich / Studio Basel

Ass. Prof. Manuel Herz, ETH Zurich / Studio BaselManuel Herz is a practicing architect based in Basel, his most recent project being the Synagogue and Community Center in Mainz. He is the head of research and teaching at ETH Studio Basel: Contemporary City Institute and teaches at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design. After having finished his studies at the Architectural Association in London, he taught at the Bartlett School of Architecture and KTH Stockholm. Manuel has published extensively on issues of diasporas and urbanism. Currently, he is researching on the topic of planning strategies of refugee camps and the dilemma of humanitarian action.

 

Prof. Markus Hesse, University of Luxembourg

Prof. Markus Hesse, University of LuxembourgMarkus Hesse is Professor of urban studies at the University of Luxembourg, Faculty of Humanities, with the Geography and Spatial Planning research centre.

With an academic background in geography and spatial planning, he published widely in the field of urban and regional development, economic and social geography and, more recently, on housing issues and metropolitan regions. Recent publications include ‘The City as a Terminal. The Urban Context of Logistics and Freight Distribution’ (2008, with Ashgate Publishers, Aldershot/UK) and the forthcoming ‘Cities, Regions and Flows’ (2012, co-edited with Peter V. Hall, published with Routledge Publishers, Oxford/UK), also a variety of peer-reviewed articles on reurbanisation, metropolitan regions and suburban developments.

Markus Hesse’s research is concerned with principles of urban and regional development (particularly patterns of urbanisation and sub-urbanisation), European urban development and policy, and the significance of global flows and mobilities for cities and regions. Developments and conflicts in Luxembourg and the Greater Region are subject of his research as well. Markus Hesse is elected member of the German Academy of Spatial Research and Planning (ARL), active in working groups of the German Society for Geography, member of the Association of American Geographers (AAG) and fellow of the Royal Geographic Society with the British Institute of Geographers (RGS with IBG). He serves as a member of the Editorial Board of the ‘Journal of Transport Geography’ and of ‘European Spatial Research and Policy’, also as referee for numerous academic and planning journals. In 2010, he was appointed as a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Federal Institute for Research on Building, Urban Affairs and Spatial Development (BBSR), Bonn, Germany.

 

Hans Ibelings, Editor in Chief A10, Amsterdam

Hans Ibelings, Editor in Chief A10, AmsterdamHans Ibelings is trained as an architectural historian. He was the editor of A10 new European architecture, which he founded together with graphic designer Arjan Groot in 2004. He has just started The Architecture Observer a multiform tool for architectural criticism. Last year he published European architecture since 1890 (SUN Amsterdam 2011)/Europäische Architektur seit 1890 (Jovis Berlin 2011).

www.architectureobserver.eu

 

Prof. Lars Lerup, Harry K. and Albert K. Smith Professor in Architecture, Dean Emeritus Rice University, Houston

Prof. Lars Lerup, Harry K. and Albert K. Smith Professor in Architecture, Dean Emeritus Rice University, HoustonLars Lerup is the Harry K. and Albert K. Smith Professor of Architecture and the Dean Emeritus at Rice School of Architecture, Houston Texas and Professor Emeritus of University of California at Berkeley. He was awarded Doctor honoris causa in technology by Lund University, Sweden in 2001. Born in Sweden he holds degrees in engineering (Sweden), architecture (UC Berkeley) and urban design (GSD, Harvard). Lerup has written several books: Villa Prima Facie 1976, Building the Unfinished 1977 (also published in German), Planned Assaults 1987 (also published in Chinese), After the City 2000, and some fifty essays in international magazines. Lerup’s art and design work includes drawings, paintings, architectural projects and competitions for new towns (Taipei, Taiwan), buildings, houses (California, Texas and Switzerland) and furniture. His work has been exhibited in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Houston, Paris, Berlin, Rome, Zurich, Moscow and Stockholm. His most recent book One Million Acres and No Zoning was published in 2010. Lerup was elected Swedish American by Vasa Orden in 2004. He was the Harold W. Brunner Rome Prize Fellow at the American Academy in Rome 2009-10.

 

Prof. Bart Lootsma, University of Innsbruck, University of Luxembourg

Prof. Bart Lootsma, University of Innsbruck, University of LuxembourgBart Lootsma is a historian, critic and curator in the fields of architecture, design and the visual arts. He is a Professor for Architectural Theory at the Leopold-Franzens University in Innsbruck and Guest Professor for Architecture, European Urbanity and Globalization at the University of Luxemburg. Before, he was Head of Scientific Research at the ETH Zürich, Studio Basel, and he was a Visiting Professor at the Academy of Visual Arts in Vienna; at the Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Nürnberg; at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna and at the Berlage Institute in Rotterdam. He held numerous seminars and lectured at different academies for architecture and art in the Netherlands.

Bart Lootsma was guest curator of ArchiLab 2004 in Orléans and he was an editor of ao. Forum, de Architect, ARCHIS, ARCH+, l’Architecture d’Aujourd’hui, Daidalos, DOMUS and GAM. Bart Lootsma published numerous articles in magazines and books. Together with Dick Rijken he published the book ‚Media and Architecture’ (VPRO/Berlage Institute, 1998). His book ‘SuperDutch’, on contemprary architecture in the Netherlands, was published by Thames & Hudson, Princeton Architectural Press, DVA and SUN in the year 2000; ‘ArchiLab 2004 The Naked City’ by HYX in Orléans in 2004.

Bart Lootsma is Board Member of architektur und tirol in Innsbruck and reserve-member of the Council for Architectural Culture at the Cabinet of the Austrian Prime Minister in Vienna. was a member of several governemental, semi-governemmental and municipal committees in different countries, such as the Amenities Committee in Arnheim, the Rotterdam Arts Council, the Dutch Fund for Arts, Design and Architecture, Crown Member of the Dutch Culture Council, Member of the Expert Committee 11. International Architecture Biennale, Venice 2008, at the German Ministry for Building and Planning as well as curator of the Schneider Forberg Foundation in Munich.

 

Prof. Winy Maas, TU Delft, Why?Factory

Prof. Winy Maas, TU Delft, Why?FactoryWiny Maas is a Dutch architect, landscape architect, professor and urbanist. In 1991 together with Jacob van Rijs and Nathalie de Vries he set up MVRDV. He completed his studies at the RHSTL Boskoop, graduating as a "landscape architect", and in 1990 he got his degree from the Delft University of Technology. He currently is visiting professor of architectural design at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and is professor in architecture and urban design at the faculty of architecture, Delft University of Technology. Before this he was professor at among others Berlage Institute, Ohio State and Yale University.

In 1991, together with Jacob van Rijs and Nathalie de Vries, he founded the MVRDV studio (an acronym of the initials of the names of the three founders), which produces designs and studies in the fields of architecture, urban studies and landscape design. The studies on light urbanism for the City of Rotterdam, the headquarters of the Dutch Public Broadcasting Company VPRO and the Wozoco's senior citizens' residences in Amsterdam, which won the J.A. van Eck Prize of the Dutch Architects' Association, have brought MVRDV to the attention of a vast collection of clients, giving the studio international renown. Today, the studio is actively involved in numerous projects in various parts of the world. MVRDV designed the Dutch pavilion for Expo 2000 in Hanover, the Logrono Eco-City in Spain, the Gyre building in Tokyo and many others.

Winy Maas presented a keynote address “New solutions for new challenges” at the inaugural Holcim Forum, “Basic Needs” at the ETH Zurich in 2004. In addition he designs stage sets, objects and was curator of Indesem 2007. He is member of the research board of Berlage Institute Rotterdam, president of the spatial quality board of Rotterdam and supervisor of the Bjorvika urban development in Oslo. He is director of the Why Factory, a research institute for the future city he founded in 2008 which is connected to the Delft School of Design.

 

Prof. Markus Miessen, Städelschule, Frankfurt, Harvard Research Fellow

Prof. Markus Miessen, Städelschule, Frankfurt, Harvard Research FellowMarkus Miessen is an architect, researcher and writer. In 2002, he set up Studio Miessen, a collaborative agency for spatial practice and cultural inquiry, and in 2007, he co-founded the London- and Berlin-based architectural practice nOffice. In various collaborations, Miessen has published, amongst other titles: Waking Up From the Nightmare of Participation (Expodium, 2011), The Nightmare of Participation (Sternberg Press, 2010), Institution Building: Artists, Curators, Architects in the Struggle for Institutional Space (Sternberg Press, 2009), East Coast Europe (Sternberg Press, 2008), The Violence of Participation (Sternberg Press, 2007), With/Without: Spatial Products, Practices, and Politics in the Middle East (Bidoun, 2007), Did Someone Say Participate? An Atlas of Spatial Practice (MIT Press, 2006), and Spaces of Uncertainty (Müller+Busmann, 2002). His work has been published and exhibited widely, including at the Lyon, Venice, Performa (NY), Manifesta (Murcia), Gwangju, and Shenzhen Biennials. In 2008, he founded the Winter School Middle East (Dubai & Kuwait). Miessen has held academic positions at the Architectural Association, London (2004–08), the Berlage Institute, Rotterdam (2009–10), the Hochschule für Gestaltung, Karlsruhe (2010-12), Haute Ecole d'Art et de Design, Geneva (2010-12). He is now a professor for Critical Spatial Practice at the Städelschule in Frankfurt.

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Carole Schmit, University of Luxembourg, Polaris Architects

Carole Schmit, University of Luxembourg, Polaris ArchitectsCarole Schmit graduated at La Cambre architecture in Brussels in 1997 and received a Post-Graduate Master’s degree at the Berlage Institute in Amsterdam in 2000. She collaborated with Multiplicity Milan from 2000 – 2002 (project USE, Bordeaux 2000-2001 and Chinese connection, Australia 2001-2002) and with Maurice Nio Rotterdam from 2000 – 2002 (edition of book Unseen I slipped away published in 2004 by 010, Rotterdam). She co-founded in 2001 YEA Young European Architects and was president from 2001-2004. In 2002, Carole Schmit received in Dessau the International Bauhaus Award (3d price) for her research entitled ReKoGeB inBorderland. She was teaching as invited professor at La Cambre architecture Brussels and Saint-Luc Liège (2002-2004) and currently teaches at the University in Luxembourg (Formation Continue en Aménagement du Territoire). She currently collaborates with Bart Lootsma in setting up the Master program for architecture (March) at the University in Luxembourg (2007-…). Carole Schmit created Polaris Architects together with François Thiry as a collective (Rotterdam 2000-2001 and Brussels 2002-2004). In 2005 the office settled officially in Luxembourg. Carole Schmit is author of various exhibitions and articles in architecture and art magazines.

Awards (selection)

  • Prix spécial de l’architecture pour le Kyosk sur le Plateau de Kirchberg à Luxembourg, événement organisé par la Fondation de l’Architecture et de l’Ingénierie, Luxembourg 2011
  • Mention Prix Mies Van de Rohe pour le Kyosk sur le Plateau de Kirchberg à Luxembourg, Barcelone, 2011
  • 1er prix, Concours d’architectes pour la construction d’un bâtiment administratif passif de 2700 m² à Yutz, France (2011)
  • sélection par les architectes Herzog et de Meuron, les auteurs du stage de Beijing pour la construction d’une villa de 1000m2 à Ordos en Chine dans le cadre du Projet www.ordos100.com (2008-…)
  • 1er prix, Concours d’architectes pour la construction d’un bâtiment administratif de 9000 m² sur le Plateau de Kirchberg, Luxembourg (2006)
  • 2e prix, concours pour l’aménagement du site des événements culturels dans le cadre de Luxembourg 2007, Aubange (Belgique) 2006
  • 1er prix, concours d’idée international en deux phases organisé par le Berlage Institute Rotterdam pour la ville de Cologne (2005)
  • 1er prix, concours restreint pour la conception de la signalétique, information et identité d’Euralille 2, Lille en association avec Designlab, Lille 2004
  • 1er prix, concours ouvert de jeunes architectes international pour la construction du pavillon d’information et d’exposition SKIP, Esch-sur-Alzette (Luxembourg) 2003

Exhibitions (selection)

  • Fondation de l’Architecture et de l’Ingénierie, Exposition des projets primés dans le cadre du prix de l’architecture, Luxembourg 2011
  • Biennale de Venise, Exposition collective d’essais réalisés par divers acteurs culturels de renommée internationale actifs au Luxembourg, projet réalisé par la Fondation pour l’Architecture et l’Ingénierie (C. Bauer, T. Fabeck, Paczowski), Venise 2008
  • Collection d’architectures, Exposition collective et catalogue, Paris 2007, Mons 2008
  • New Trends of Architecture in Europe and Asia-Pacific 2006 – 2007, 16 Architects from Europe and Asia-Pacific, exposition et catalogue à l'université de Patras (Grèce) mai 2006, Tokyo mai 2007, Melbourn juin 2007, Perth 2007, Barcelone octobre 2007, Luxembourg novembre 2007
  • Re)Nouveaux Plaisirs d'Architecture 2007, 6 figures émergentes de l'architecture en Communauté française de Belgique, exposition et catalogue au Centre International pour la Ville et l'Architecture/La Cambre Architecture, Bruxelles février-mars 2007
  • Architektur im Grenzbereich, 10 bureaux d'architecture luxembourgeois, exposition à la Kaserne VI à Sarrelouis (Allemagne) septembre 2006
  • Festival des jeunes architectes belges, exposition et conférence à l'Institut supérieur d’architecture Saint-Luc, Liège 2005
  • Young European Architects, exposition collective des architectes du réseau YEA, Nederlands Architectuur Instituut (NAI), Rotterdam 2004

Published work (selection)

Catalogue New Trends of Architecture (Tokyo), Catalogue (Re)Nouveaux Plaisirs d'Architecture 2007 (Bruxelles), Catalogue de la Fondation pour l’architecture et l’ingénierie (Luxembourg), New York Times (USA), Paisea (Valencia, Spain), Mark (Netherlands), Contemporary (London), Technique et architecture (Paris), Arch+ (Suisse), A10 (Germany), A+ (Bruxelles), Abitare (Milano), Arhitectura (Bucarest), DDO (Lille)

 

Prof. Christian Schulz, University of Luxembourg

Prof. Christian Schulz, University of LuxembourgChristian Schulz is Professor of European Sustainable Spatial Development and Analysis at the University of Luxembourg and since 2007 Head of its interdisciplinary Research Unit IPSE (Identités. Politiques, Sociétés, Espaces).

His research and teaching mainly focus on cross-border regional development in Europe as well as on environmental economic geography. He recently co-edited the first handbook on spatial development in Luxembourg (Chilla/Schulz 2011: Raumordnung in Luxemburg / Aménagement du territoire au Luxembourg, Binsfeld). In March 2012, a co-authored textbook on economic geography will be released in German (Braun/Schulz 2012: Wirtschaftsgeographie, UTB-Ulmer, forthcoming). He co-directed the ESPON study METROBORDER - Cross-Border Polycentric Metropolitan Regions (2008-2009).

He is a core group member of the Regional Studies Association’s research network on ecological regional development, member of the editorial board of The Canadian Geographer and Europa Regional, and acts on the international advisory board of the International College of Territorial Sciences / Collège International des Sciences du Territoire (CIST) based in Paris.

 

Prof. Brett Steele, Dean Architectural Association School of Architecture, London

Prof. Brett Steele, Dean Architectural Association School of Architecture, LondonBrett is the Director of the Architectural Association School of Architecture, including the AA Public Programme and AA Publications. The Architectural Association is the UK’s oldest and only private school of architecture, which has for decades been recognized as an influential worldwide leader in architectural education. AA graduates are the recipients of the world’s leading prizes and awards in architecture, including three of the past nine Pritzker Prizes, the RIBA Gold Medal & Stirling Awards, AIA and other design awards. AA graduates have created many of the iconic buildings and led the most important schools of our time. The AA School is the world’s most international school of architecture, with 90% of the school’s 650 full-time London students originating from sixty or more overseas countries each year. In 2008 Brett founded the AA Visiting School, an international programme of global design workshops that have enrolled more than a thousand visiting students in Dubai; Turin; Istanbul, Madrid, Berlin and elsewhere in Europe; in Santiago, Chile; Bangalore, India; Singapore; Shanghai; Beijing; San Francisco; Dae Jon, Korea; Tel Aviv; Madrid; San Paolo; Tokyo; Tehran; and other cities.

Brett is the founder and former Director of the AADRL Design Research Lab, an innovative team-based M.Arch programme established as the school’s first-ever full-time, accredited graduate design degree. He is a partner of desArchLab, an architectural office in London, and has taught and lectured at schools throughout the world. He is the editor of NEGOTIATE MY BOUNDARY (2002); CORPORATE FIELD (2005); DESIGN AS RESEARCH (Beijing 2005); FIRST WORKS: ARCHITECTURAL EXPERIMENTATION OF THE 1960S & 1970S (2009; vol. 1 of his ‘works’ trilogy on the critical and experimental architectural of the 20th century); and SUPERCRITICAL: PETER EISENMAN MEETS REM KOOLHAAS (2009). Brett’s articles, interviews & lectures have appeared in ARCH+, ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN, ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW, A+U, ARCHIS, AA FILES, HARVARD DESIGN MAGAZINE, HUNCH, WORLD ARCHITECTURE, LOG, MARK, FRAME, JAPAN ARCHITECT, MONOCLE, ICON, DAIDALOS, AREA, and other journals; on CNN and the BBC, in THE WALLSTREET JOURNAL, FINANCIAL TIMES and other media. He is the series editor of ARCHITECTURE WORDS, critical writings in modern and contemporary architecture; and AA AGENDAS, a series documenting the work of the AA School.

 

Dietmar Steiner, Director AzW, Vienna, President of ICAM

Dietmar Steiner, Director AzW, Vienna, President of ICAMDietmar Steiner studied architecture at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna. Until 1989 he held a teaching post in architecture history and theory at the Hochschule für angewandte Kunst in Vienna. Dietmar Steiner has been director of the Architekturzentrum Wien since 1993. In 2002 he curated the Austrian contribution to the Architecture Biennial in Venice in his capacity as Commissioner.

He is a member of the advisory committee for the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award, the most significant European architecture award, as well as being president of ICAM – International Confederation of Architectural Museums – the umbrella organisation for architecture museums world-wide. In addition, Dietmar Steiner works as an architecture consultant on a number of juries and for a number of appraisals. His many years' editorial experience with the Italian journal 'domus' and many published articles on the topics of architecture and urban development are also among his activities.

 

Prof. Kjetil Thorsen, Snøhetta, Oslo/New York

Prof. Kjetil Thorsen, Snøhetta, Oslo/New YorkKjetil Trædal Thorsen is a Norwegian architect. In 1987, he co-founded the Snøhetta i.s. company, and has been active in many aspects of the company’s projects.

Kjetil Trædal Thorsen was born 14 June 1958 on the Norwegian coastal island of Karmøy. After several years abroad in Germany and England, he studied architecture in Graz, Austria. He had practiced at the office of Espen Tharaldsen (Arbeidsgruppen Hus) in Bergen (1982–1983), Ralph Erskine in Stockholm (1983–1984) and David Sandved in Haugesund (1985). Thorsen has been involved in design and led several award winning design competitions for public buildings in Europe and around the world including the new art museum built for the Winter Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway, the 2007 Serpentine Gallery temporary Pavilion in London designed with Olafur Eliasson, the new Bibliotheca Alexandrina library in Alexandria, Egypt, and the new Oslo Opera House in Oslo, Norway. He was a founder of Norway’s foremost architecture gallery, Galleri Rom in 1986.

Thorsen is a member of the Norwegian Architectural Association (NAL) and has served on their Design Competition Committee. He has served as Juror on various design competitions in Europe and has been involved in several architecture and design symposia worldwide. Since 2004, Kjetil Trædal Thorsen has been a professor at the Institute for Experimental Studies in Architecture at the University of Innsbruck.

 

Prof. Wouter Vanstiphout, TU Delft

Prof. Wouter Vanstiphout, TU DelftProf. Dr. Wouter Vanstiphout (Heist op den Berg/Belgium 1967) is an architectural historian, founding partner of Crimson Architectural Historians in Rotterdam and Professor of Design & Politics at the Faculty of Architecture of Delft Technical University in the Netherlands. As a practitioner he has directed the renewal of the Dutch Industrial Satellite Town of Rotterdam Hoogvliet and advises municipalities, the national government, housing corporations and project developers on matters relating to urban renewal, cultural heritage and spatial and urban politics. He has written extensively about post war urbanism, urban renewal policies and projects and recently has lectures and written extensively on the relationship between urban riots and urban planning. He is a regular columnist at the British Architecture weekly Building Design and this spring will publish a book in the Design & Politics series at 010 Publishers, Design and Politics #6, Four World Cities Face Off. With his chair Wouter Vanstiphout is curating an exhibition as part of the 5th International Architecture Biennale of Rotterdam, called Design As Politics.

 

Prof. Roemer van Toorn, University of Umea, Sweden

Prof. Roemer van Toorn, University of Umea, SwedenRoemer van Toorn is Theory and Media Professor at the Umeå School of Architectur, Sweden. From 1993 till 2010 he has been in charge of the History and Theory program and was Head of publications at the Berlage Institute. He has been a researcher and educator at the Delft School of Design run by Arie Graafland at University of Technology Delft, while at the same time pursuing a career as an international lecturer. He has been the editor of several issues of the annual publication Architecture in the Netherlands, as well as an advisor of the magazine Archis (Volume), Hunch, Domus and Abitare. As author and photographer he also contributes to many other publications. After graduating from the University of Technology Delft, Roemer van Toorn published The Invisible in Architecture (1994), in collaboration with Ole Bouman; in this acclaimed encyclopedic manifest he dissects the varied range of cultural, economic, political and philosophic outlook within the contemporary architectural discourse with the aim of outlining the different positions and issues of today's architecture. His photography work has been exhibited in Winnipeg, Los Angeles and was part of the exhibition Cities on the Move curated by Hou Hanru and Hans-Ulrich Obrist. In October 2004 his photos on the Society of The And have been exhibited at Archilab The Naked City curated by Bart Lootsma. Currently he is working on a publication entitled From Fresh Conservatism to Radical Democracy. Aesthetics as Form of Politics. Forthcoming is his English photobook the Society of The And (Nai publishers).

 

Mirko Zardini, Director CCA Montreal

Mirko Zardini, Director CCA MontrealMirko Zardini, an architect, is the Director and Chief Curator of the Canadian Centre for Architecture since 2005. His research engages the transformation of contemporary architecture by questioning and relooking at the assumptions on which architects operate today. Imperfect Health: The Medicalization of Architecture (2011), his latest exhibition, exposes the excessive optimism in the therapeutic role of architecture.

Zardini has been editor for Casabella and Lotus International magazine and his writings have been widely published. He has taught design and theory at architecture schools in Europe and the United States, including Harvard University GSD, Princeton University SoA, Swiss Federal Polytechnic University (ETH) at Zurich, and the Federal Polytechnic at Lausanne (EPFL).

 

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