Tuesday, October 10 2017
Maestros de Arquitectura: Global Thinking/Local Practice
AIA|DC and LA.IDEA DC are pleased to announce the 2017 Maestros de Arquitectura Lecture featuring Spanish Architect Juan Herreros, principal of estudio Herreros.
Please join us at the District Architecture Center to learn more about the 30-year professional journey of Herreros and his ideas on global practice and the incorporation of interdisciplinarity and talent to both the theoretical and the professional realms of architecture.
About the series:
Maestros de Arquitectura is a unique lecture series created to recognize renowned Latin American architects for their professional accomplishments and personal journeys as Latinos succeeding in the US and around the world.
The pre-lecture Tertulia, an intimate 50-minute conversation with Juan Herreros, will take place from 5:30pm-6:15pm. This pre-lecture is in Spanish and separate registration is required.
Spanish architect Juan Herreros is one of the most influential architects practicing today. He has overseen the construction of significant built projects and received international acclaim, first as a partner in the award-winning firm Ábalos&Herreros, and since 2006 as principal of estudio Herreros in Madrid. In addition, Herreros is Chair Professor of Architectural Design at the School of Architecture of Madrid (ETSAM), and is Professor of Professional Practice at GSAPP Columbia University in New York City. He has won several important international competitions, including the design and construction of the Munch Museum and its adjacent area in Oslo; the Ágora Conference Center in Bogotá, Colombia; the Euromed Project in Marseille, France; and the ANFA District in Casablanca, Morrocco. His built projects outside Spain include the Bank of Panama Tower and the Coastal Parks in Panama City, Panama, and the Communication Hut in Gwangju, South Korea.
After attending this course, participants will be able to:
- Explain what the architect means when he describes the practice of architecture becoming "global” by dint of necessity;
- Describe the process of studying and understanding local site conditions when working on an international project;
- Explore how to capture the real identity and singularities of a place to develop a proposal that citizens will identify with; and
- Discuss how estudioHerreros works around the world applying the concept of thinking globally to be local in places such as Norway, Panamá, France, Colombia or Spain.