CROSSOVERS: How Architecture Shapes the Perception of its Context
Friday, 16 July 2010

Contemporary architects beyond their boundaries in discussion. A Dialogue with NIETO-SOBEJANO and JÜRGEN MAYER H. about their view on current and future international projects. Moderated by Prof. Dr. WERNER SEWING.

FUENSANTA NIETO and ENRIQUE SOBEJANO are graduated Architects of the Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura  Madrid and the GSAP Columbia University, New York. USA. They teach currently at the Universidad Europea de Madrid (UEM) and at the Universität der Künste of Berlin (UdK), and are partners of the office Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos S.L.
Both have been visiting critics and/or referents at various Spanish and international universities and institutions, as for example, the Sendai Mediatheque, Japan (2005); the University of Cottbus, Germany (2005); the University of Stuttgart, Germany (2006); Columbia University, New York USA (2006); the University of Texas, Austin, USA (2006); Dallas Architecture Forum, USA (2006); Messe Frankurt, Germany (2006); the “10th Alvar Aalto Symposium”, Helsinki, Finland (2006); IBA 2010, Halle, Germany (2006); the University of Graz, Austria (2006) the “V Conferencia Europea de Registros de Museos”, Madrid (2006), Portland Museum of Art, USA (2007), the “Architectural Encounters  AE’07 # 2”, Argentina (2007); the “Debate on Architecture”, Instituto Cervantes en Utrecht, The Netherlands (2007); the University HTWK Leipzig, Germany (2007), the University of Limerick, Ireland (2008); the Trinity College, Dublín (2008); the Auburn University, USA (2008); the University of Arkansas, USA (2008); the University of Illinois, USA (2008); Kunsthaus Graz, Austria (2008); “The Second International Utzon Symposium”, Aalborg, Denmark (2008); ”Urban Aphorisms”, Sofia, Bulgaria (2008); “ICOMOS 2008”, Québec, Canada (2008); “Contractworld Congress”, Hannover (2009); the Kunstareal München, Munich, Germany (2009); the “International Congress of Architecture”, Palma de Mallorca, Spain (2009); the “Kap Forum”, Koln, Germany (2009); Technical University of Vienna, Austria (2010); Architecture Faculty. PHD School of Civil Engineering and Architecture, Cagliari University, Sardinia, Italy (2010), etc.
From 1986 to 1991 they were editors of the architectural journal ARQUITECTURA edited by the Architectural Association of Madrid (Colegio Oficial de Arquitectos de Madrid). Their work has been published in various Spanish and international magazines and books and has been exhibited among others, at Biennale di Venezia 2000, 2002 and 2006; Bienal Española de Arquitectura 2003; Extreme Eurasia, Tokyo (Japan) 2005; On site: New Architecture in Spain, MoMA New York 2006; Less and more exhibition, 10th Alvar Aalto Symposium, Helsinki 2006; ARCO Art Fair Madrid 2007; España (f) nosotras, las ciudades, Madrid 2007; Collective Housing Substance of our Cities. Pavillon de L’Arsenal. París 2007; La Mujer Construye. Utrecht, Holland 2007; Allgarve lifetime experiences, Portugal 2007; Arquitectura Contemporánea en Galicia, Centro Gallego de Arte Contemporáneo, Santiago de Compostela 2007; Arquitectura Concreta Aedes Galery, Berlin (Germany), 2008, Kunsthaus Graz (Austria), 2008, Moritzburg Museum, Halle, Saale, Germany, 2009; “Re-Sampling Ornament”, Basel, Switzerland 2008, Stockholm, Sweden 2009; X Bienal Española de Arquitectura y Urbanismo, Santander, 2009; 100% Arquitectura, Madrid, 2009; New International Architecture 2009. Florence, Italy; Espacios en azul. Procesos Creativos. Zaragoza, 2009; Die 26 besten Bauten in/aus Deutschland” (The 26 best buildings in/from Germany), Frankfurt, Germany, 2009; Construyendo la democracia: 35 años de arquitectura social española. Museo Benaki, Athens, Greece, 2010; Una ciudad llamada España. National Glyptoteca of Athens, Greece, 2010, etc.

J. MAYER H. Architects
Founded in 1996 in Berlin, Germany, J. MAYER H Architects’ studio, focuses on works at the intersection of architecture, communication and new technology. Recent projects include the Town Hall in Ostfildern, Germany, a student center at Karlsruhe University and the redevelopment of the Plaza de la Encarnacion in Sevilla, Spain. 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.
Jürgen Mayer H. is the founder and principal of this crossdisciplinairy studio. He studied at Stuttgart University, The Cooper Union and Princeton Universtiy. His work has been published and exhibited worldwide and is part of numerous collections including MoMA New York and SF MoMA. National and international awards include the Mies-van-der-Rohe-Award-Emerging-Architect-Special-Mention-2003 and Winner Holcim Award Bronze 2005. 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.

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