Städelschule Architecture Class
Jürgen Mayer H.: Could Should Would
Donnerstag, 20. Juni 2013, 19 Uhr, Aula
After having studied architecture at Stuttgart University, the Cooper Union in New York and Princeton University, Jürgen Mayer H. founded his architectural firm in Berlin in 1996. About their work, the office states that it is situated ‘...at the intersection of architecture, communication and new technology. From urban planning schemes and buildings to installation work and objects with new materials, the relationship between the human body, technology and nature form the background for a new production of space.’ This has a resulted in a distinct style with a subtle emphasis on the profile of the buildings and a frequent, continuous flow across and through the surface envelopes.
Among Jürgen Mayer H.’s recent and much published buildings are the Metropol Parasol in Sevilla, Spain, and the New Airport Building in Mestia, Georgia. Both MoMA New York and SF MoMA have collected work by the office, and it is the recipient of numerous prizes, including: the Mies van der Rohe Award Emerging Architect (Special Mention, 2003), Holcim Award Bronze (2005) and Audi Urban Future Award (2010). Jürgen Mayer H. has taught at Princeton University, University of the Arts Berlin, Harvard University, Kunsthochschule Berlin, the Architectural Association in London, the Columbia University, New York and at the University of Toronto, Canada.