Blending Through Experimentation
Wadad Said Khoury (formerly LRC) SCT 201, Beirut campus
The Department of Architecture & Interior Design is organizing a lecture entitled “Blending Through Experimentation”, to be given by Benedetta Tagliabue.
Tagliabue studied architecture at the Istituto di Architettura di Venezia (IUAV) and currently acts as director of the international architecture firm Miralles Tagliabue EMBT, founded in 1994 in collaboration with Enric Miralles, based in Barcelona and, since 2010, in Shanghai.
Among her most notable projects built are the Edinburgh Parliament, Diagonal Mar Park, the Santa Caterina market in Barcelona, Campus Universitario de Vigo, and the Spanish Pavilion at the 2010 Shanghai World Expo which was awarded the prestigious RIBA International “Best International Building of 2011” award.
Current studio projects include The Business School of Fudan University in Shanghai, office towers in Taiwan and Taichung, public spaces of HafenCity in Hamburg Germany, and Social Housing in Madrid, following the principles of sustainability and green architecture.
Her studio works in the fields of Architecture, design of public spaces with especial attention and care toward the environment, rehabilitation, interior and industrial design. Her poetic architecture, always attentive to its context and its urbanism, has won international awards in the fields of public space and design.
She has been a visiting professor at Harvard University, Columbia University and Barcelona ETSAB, lecturing regularly at architecture forums and universities around the world. In 2004 she received an honorary doctorate from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Edinburgh Napier University, Scotland.
Her work received the RIBA Stirling Prize in 2005, the National Spanish Prize in 2006, the Catalan National prize in 2002, City of Barcelona prize in 2005 and 2009, FAD prizes in 2000, 2003 and 2007.
Tagliabue received the RIBA International Fellowships for her particular contribution as a non-UK architect to British architecture in 2009 and an Honorary Degree, Doctor of Arts, from Napier University in 2005.
She recently won the 2013 RIBA Jencks Award, which is given annually to an individual or practice that has recently made a major contribution internationally to both the theory and practice of architecture.
All are welcome to attend.