Patrik Schumacher

Städelschule Architecture Class
Patrik Schumacher: Communication - Architecture's core competency
Donnerstag, 27. Juni 2013, 19 Uhr, Aula

As partner in Zaha Hadid Architects and Zaha Hadid's close collaborator since 1988, Patrick Schumacher is one of the leading architects worldwide. The work of the office ranks among the most influential there is, both in the professional and academic worlds. Among the many renown projects are the MAXXI Centre of Contemporary Art and Architecture in Rome, which won the Sterling Prize in 2010, and the Vitra Fire Station in Weil am Rhein. Current projects include Kartal Pendik master plan in Istanbul as well as the master plan for Singapore One North.

Patrick Schumacher studied architecture at Stuttgart University (1990) and the Southbank in London. He completed his Ph.D. at the Institute for Cultural Sciences at the University of Klagenfurt in 1999. Together with Brett Steele, he went on to lead the Design Research Laboratory at the Architectural Association in London from 1996. For a number of years, this postgraduate programme was highly successful and very influential in the academic world. Together with Zaha Hadid, Patrick Schumacher has taught a number of postgraduate studios at different universities, including University of Illinois in Chicago, Columbia University in New York, the Graduate School of Design at Harvard, and the Angewandte in Wien. He is a tenured professor at Innsbruck University.

His own books, the The Autopoiesis of Architecture, Volume 1 and 2 (John Wiley & Sons, 2010 and 2012) revolve around the question of parametric thinking and design and derive a series of consequences of this technology and methodological procedure in architecture. The second volume set forth what Schumacher refers to as 'a new agenda for architecture.'

Die Veranstaltung findet in englischer Sprache statt.