Architecture of Dialogue

Gilbert and Rose-Marie Chagoury Health Sciences Auditorium, Byblos campus.

Buildings are always part of a larger whole. They have a meaning for their environment and influence the urban fabric. Buildings stand in the past and the future. They have a value for the users, give identity and are functional. These aspects make the work of an architect comprehensive. Research, experiments and, above all, dialogue with stakeholders are essential in developing a proper building. The architect can direct this intensive process based on a strong narrative and imaginative power.

The lecture will revisit five different works by KAAN Architecten demonstrating the application of this process both in conception as well as the implementation of the design.

Photo: Crematorium Siesegem by Simone Bossi.