T MEETINGS TOOK PLACE ONLINE
Patrik Schumacher from Zaha Hadid Architects and Kim Herforth Nielsen from 3XN Architects were guest speakers in T Meetings last June.
Şişecam Flat Glass's architectural event “T Meetings” which is held in collaboration with Arkitera Architecture Center and under the slogan of “The Transparent Face of Architecture” hosted Patrik Schumacher, manager of Zaha Hadid Architects on 25 June, and Kim Herforth Nielsen, founder of 3XN Architects on 17 June.
Architects, designers and building industry professionals came together in online events moderated by architect Bilge Kobaş. The guest speaker of T06 Meeting, architect Patrik Schumacher conveyed his perspective on architecture and his experiences on their realized projects. In his speech, Schumacher focused mainly on the use of glass, facade, transparency and natural light, and stated that they received glass consultancy from Şişecam Flat Glass for their Oslo Metro Station project in Norway. Schumacher stated that they focused on indirect light in the project and said, “Glass is the most durable, indestructable if you like, in terms of wear and tear a very very good material.” You can watch the full conversation via this link:
Kim Herforth Nielsen, the founder of 3XN Architects, who participated in the T05 Meeting, started his talk by referring to the former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill's words, "We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us." Nielsen pointed out that in 3XN, focusing on different topics such as digital design and behavioral design, they provide vacancies for different positions, not only architects, but also psychologists, anthropologists and biologists. Emphasizing the importance of architecture in designing buildings that people can actually use rather than being a sculpture, Nielsen said: “Architectural structures shape human behavior. The different areas in the buildings shape the habits, and habits affect the behavior. ” You can watch the full conversation via this link: