Kruh (Circle) of Architecture

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Footbridges and Bridges

The lecture entitled Footbridges and Bridges will present the latest projects of progressive and subtle constructions by the architect and structural engineer Petr Tej and Eugene Brühwiler.

From the City to the Detail

Diener has a long-term interest in the reconstruction of monuments and is a member of several foundations and commissions dedicated to this topic. The studio’s main projects include, for example, the completion of the eastern wing of the Natural History Museum in Berlin or the local Swiss embassy.

Let it Pop

The lecture, entitled Let it pop, focuses on the spaces that create a diverse life in which our social bubbles can pop. The lecture presents the last duo of the cycle Dialogue – the Dutch architect Kamiel Klaasse together with the Czech promoter of architecture Adam Gebrian.

Flows of ideas, flows of matter

Hungarian architectural historian and pedagogue Ákos Moravánszky speak at the lecture entitled Flows of ideas, flows of matter, together with the prominent Swiss architect and theorist Andre Deplazes, co-founder of Bearth & Deplazes Architekten. It outlines the transformation of ideas and forms in architecture.

Liesbeth van der Pol & Spolka

Former Dutch government architect Liesbeth van der Pol lead the discussion together with architect Viktória Mravčáková from the Slovak organization Spolka. They discussed the durability and if the architecture today lead or do not lead to sustainable environment.

Architecture as permanent change?

Permanent change is the only constant in life, claimed already Heraclitus, and today’s reality seems to confirm his vision of a world in flux. Architects therefore try to distinguish between what appears lasting in their discipline and what is transient and fleeting. But can we speak of metamorphosis as the “essence” of architecture? Can the never-ending cycles of transformation ensure the regeneration of architecture after cycles of crisis?

51N4E - Politics of Presence

Since 2017, 51N4E is part of the incubation of new use in the monofunctional Brussels’ North District. Together with others, they housed for two years in the emblematic WTCI & II towers and currently in the nearby CCN building. In parallel, they were chosen as architect for the new project of the ZIN project, an adaptive reuse project turning the monofunctional WTC towers into a mixed-use development.

Rotor - Another Role of Architectural Studio?

Rotor is a cooperative design practice that investigates the organisation of the material environment. They develop critical positions trough research and design. Besides projects in architecture and interior design, they also produce exhibitions, books, economic models and policy proposals. Rotor was founded in 2005. Today, a core of about a dozen long-term collaborators sets the agenda of the group.

XDGA - Make space for life

Ideally architecture is not about fixing activities, fluxes or programs, or worse, about solving spatial problems. On the contrary, it is about opening up possibilities: the potential of a site, the hidden opportunity of a particular situation in time, of a programmatic conflict. It is about dealing with uncertainty, about enabling different and unforeseen scenarios. In that sense, architecture and urbanism are not opposed disciplines with different outcomes, but similar mediators, on different scales and in different degrees of complexity, with the same goal of enabling life.