28 April

ArchiTalks – the panorama of architecturein the world

The 27th World Congress of Architects will bring together more […]

The 27th World Congress of Architects will bring together more than 100 speakers from around the world. The programme includes discussions, livestreamed sessions and also 20-minutes lectures that are made available monthly on the exclusive platform to congress attendees. Called ArchiTalks, these lectures present a global panorama of architecture, urban planning and the development of cities in different aspects. This is because they are taught by professionals from the most diverse regions of the world, with innovative experiences and ideas. In April, the ArchiTalks speakers are:

Adriano Mascarenhas

Born in Bahia, Adriano Mascarenhas is the head of Sotero Arquitetos, which works on large-scale projects in the public area and in urban planning. Among the most recente works, there are important urban interventions in Salvador, such as the requalifications of the Ladeira do Curuzu, the Caminho da Fé and the Colina Sagrada do Senhor do Bonfim. Another project of the architect in the capital of Bahia is Tecnocentro, the seat of the state government in the Parque Tecnológico da Bahia.

O Norte – Oficina de Criação

Bruno Lima, Chico Rocha and Lula Marcondes are founders of the collective O Norte – Oficina de Criação. The group strives to showcase and disseminate Brazilian art and culture, particularly in North and Northeast Brazil. As authors of the Novo Mangue School, they represented Brazil at the 15th International Architecture Biennale in Venice, in 2016. In 2010, the Arquitetura e Urbanismo magazine ranked O Norte among Brazil’s 25 most promising architecture firms for the next 25 years

Celso Rayol

Celso Rayol Jr., founder of Cité Arquitetura, is the author of several business and hotel buildings in Rio de Janeiro. He won prizes in competitions run by the Institute of Architects of Brazil (IAB) for the projects of Sambadrome decoration design (1988), Porto Rocha Square (1991) and the retrofit of the Edifício Glória building (2004). He also won the Saint Gobain Architecture for Sustainable Habitat for the Multiuse Complex project design (2016). His Sorocaba 112 residential building was chosen among the 150 most important buildings in the world in 2017, for the ArchDaily Building of the Year Annual Prize.

Cazú Zegers

Featured in 2019 among the 18 best architects in the world by the magazine Elle Decor, from New York, the Chilean Cazú Zegers transits through different scales, from the design of objects – lamps and furniture – to urban planning and territorial and cultural management. She is the author of the award winning projects of the Chilean hotels Tierra Patagonia and Magnolia, this an example of conservation of historical heritage. She is also the founder of Fundación +1000, which develops research on art, territory and culture.

Fernanda Barbara

Fernanda Barbara is a founding partner of Una barbara e valentim and she teaches at Escola da Cidade, in São Paulo. She was part of the curatorial team of the Brazilian representation at the Venice International Biennial, in 2006. Also she sat on the jury of the international competition of the Architecture Triennial in Lisbon, 2016. And she was a member of the curator team at the 2019 Iberian American Biennial. She exhibited in four editions of the Venice Biennale of Architecture. In 2018, Una Arquitetos, her former office, was a finalist, with four projects, at the MCHAP Award in Chicago, United States.

Li Xinggang

Li Xinggang leads his Atelier Li Xinggang, in Beijing, and is part of the China Architecture Design & Research Group (CADG). He is the author of several projects for museums, housing estates, subway stations, community centers and sports facilities. Among them, we highlight the campus of Tianjin University (2015), the Shangqiu Museum, which houses collections about the Shang dynasty, and the residential The Third Space. He was awarded a few times at the China National Outstanding Architecture Awards.

Lua Nitsche

Lua Nitsche is a partner of her brother in the Nitsche Arquitetos Associados office and a professor at Escola da Cidade, in São Paulo. Her projects have won numerous awards. The João Moura office block was awarded in the design category by the IAB-SP, in 2012, as well as the Best Built Work Award. This building also brought her the Young Architects Award in 2009.

Mario Figueroa

Mario Figueroa is founder of the studio figueroa.arq and, for the past ten years, he has worked frequently in academic and professional events in Ibero-American countries. He has won more than 20 prizes in public Architecture and Urban Planning contests, including the Museum of Memory and Human Rights and the Matucana Center, in Santiago, one of the commemorative works of the Bicentenary of Independence of Chile. Some of his sketches are in the architectural collections of the George Pompidou Center, in Paris (France), and the Casa da Arquitectura, in Matosinhos (Portugal).

Peter Rich

One of South Africa’s leading architects, Peter Rich is an expert in tribal and underserved peoples. He is a member of the American Institute of Architecture (AIA), the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and the Sydney Sussex College of the University of Cambridge. He was awarded the gold medal by the South African Institute of Architects (SAIA) and his Mapungubwe Interpretation Center was voted World Building of the Year at the World Architecture Festival in Barcelona in 2009. In 2018, he had a one-man exposition at the Venice Biennale.

Rocco Yim

Rocco Yim is the founder of Rocco Design Architects Limited, with around 150 employees in Hong Kong and Shenzhen. He is responsible for iconic projects such as the Hong Kong Government headquarters, the Yunnan Museum, the Guangdong Museum and the Hong Palace Museum Kong (in development). In addition to numerous international awards, he exhibited four times at the Venice Biennale (2002, 2006, 2010 and 2012).

Yolande Daniels

Yolande Daniels is the founder of the award winning Architecture and Design Studio SUMO, with headquarters in New York and Los Angeles. Among the works of SUMO are the Josai University School of Business Management in Sakado, Japan; the Museum of African Diaspora Art in Brooklyn; the Mizuta Art Museum, in Sakado. Yolande is a professor at the School of Architecture at the University of Southern California (USC), and she has also lectured at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and at Columbia and Yale universities.

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