Since 2000 the Master’s in Advanced Architecture runs an international lecture program in which architects and experts from a variety of different disciplines present their work at IaaC. The lectures are open to the public, consisting in a high quality cultural activity open to the city of Barcelona.
Some of the Guest Lecturers for Lecture Series of the previous 2 years are: Shigeru Ban, Richard Blythe, Stefano Boeri, Mark Burry, Peter Cook, Hernan Diaz Alonso, Peter Eisenman, Yona Friedman, Bjarke Ingels, Matthias Kohler, Anupama Kundoo, Winy Maas, Thom Mayne, Farshid Moussavi, Nicholas Negroponte, John Palmesino, Gunter Pauli, Dave Pigram & Iain Maxwell (Supermanoevre), Mette Ramsgaard Thompsen, Carlo Ratti, Michel Rojkind, Enric Ruiz-Geli, Bob Sheil, Peter Trummer, Bernard Tschumi, Ben Van Berkel, Mike Weinstoch
Ben van Berkel studied architecture at the Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam, and at the Architectural Association in London, receiving the AA Diploma with Honours in 1987. In 1988 he and his wife, Caroline Bos, set up an architectural practice in Amsterdam named Van Berkel & Bos Architectuurbureau, which realized, amongst others projects, the Karbouw office building, the Erasmus Bridge in Rotterdam.
Last week we had the pleasure of hosting Wolf D.Prix, Coop Himmelb(l)au, for the Closing Lecture of this year’s IAAC Lecture series 2015/16. After the welcome words of IAAC Academic Director Areti Markopoulou, the SCI-Arc Director Hernán Díaz Alonso introduced to a full-house audience Prof. Wolf D. Prix and his lecture The Himmelb(l)au Project.