Şişecam Flat Glass's "T Meetings" continue online with Kim Herforth Nielsen of 3XN on June 17, and Patrik Schumacher of Zaha Hadid Architects on June 25.
Organized under the slogan of “Transparent Face of Architecture”, T Meetings are realized in cooperation with Arkitera Architecture Center since 2014. They bring together many leading actors of the architecture and construction sectors.
On June 17, 2020 Kim Herforth Nielsen, the founder and managing partner of the Denmark based 3XN, will be the fifth guest of T Meetings. The event, moderated by architect Bilge Kobaş, will be broadcast live on Arkitera's YouTube channel and Facebook account, starting from 16:00 GMT+3 on Wednesday, June 17.
Kim Herforth Nielsen is founder and principal of 3XN. Since the start of the company in 1986, Nielsen has been the creative driving force behind 3XN. He functions as the creative director and has overall responsibility for the architectural quality of 3XN's work from the idea to the final result. Working closely with the Competition Department, he directs the group with a high degree of personal involvement in each project. Kim Herforth Nielsen has been involved in all of the practice's major projects, including the Quay Quarter Tower in Sydney, Copenhagen Arena, the aquarium The Blue Planet, Museum of Liverpool, Ørestad College in Copenhagen, Muziekgebouw Concert Hall in Amsterdam, IOC Headquarters in Lausanne, and the UN City HQ in Copenhagen and many more. For registration
On June 25, 2020 the sixth guest of T Meetings will be Patrik Schumacher of Zaha Hadid Architects. It will again be broadcast live on Arkitera's YouTube channel and Facebook account, starting from 16:00 GMT+3.
Patrik Schumacher is the company director at Zaha Hadid Architects. After joining Zaha Hadid in 1988 he has since been the co-author of many key projects. In 2010, he won the Royal Institute of British Architects’ Stirling Prize for excellence in architecture. Patrik Schumacher studied philosophy, mathematics, and architecture in Bonn, London, and Stuttgart, where he received his Diploma in Architecture in 1990. In 1999, he completed his PhD at the Institute for Cultural Science, Klagenfurt University. In 2010 and 2012, he published the two volumes of his theoretical opus magnum The Autopoiesis of Architecture. In 2002. For registration
The first of the T Meetings was held with the participation of Japan architect Sou Foujimoto in 2014. During his presentation titled “Between Nature and Architecture”, he explained the background that guided his practice.
As the second guest of T Meetings, Dutch architect and urban planner Winy Maas made a presentation entitled "What's Next?”. In his presentation, Maas stated that he uses glass predominantly in his work and called attention to the fact that the use of glass in architecture would be more widespread in the future. Maas said that the use of information and technology made a difference in architects' living spaces.
The third T Meeting was held with the participation of Dan Stubbergaard, founder and creative director of the Danish architecture office COBE. Stubbergaard explained the general approaches and projects of his offices in his presentation titled "Urban Living Room".
Last year, the fourth event of T Meetings hosted Ma Yansong, the founder of MAD Architects. Yansong described the relationship between nature and architecture and the design philosophy in his work. With his presentation titled “Building Nature”, the architect explained how nature blends itself within the “artificial” and how nature inspires his works.