Lectures: "Social distancing and architecture influence", "Architecture as shelter", "Architecture: ehat role in the future?", "Drawing from context"
Lead into the world to come
Martha Thorne has been the executive director of the Pritzker Prize for Architecture since 2005. She is currently Dean of the IE School of Architecture in Madrid, Spain. She served as associate curator of the architecture department at The Art Institute in Chicago from 1996 to 2005. She is the editor and author of several books, including the Pritzker Prize for Architecture: The Early Twenties and the author of numerous articles for architectural journals and encyclopedias.
She is an award-winning architect, designer and educator, who is dedicated to develop an innovative approach towards architecture, urbanism and design. Her work aims to develop the relational thinking capacities of the architecture in its relation with design technologies. Since 2004, she has developed her wide range international professional architectural experience by working on significant projects of varying scales from high-rise buildings, masterplans, cultural centres and museums to bespoke furniture designs. Her design work received a number of prestigious design awards including EUROPE 40 under 40, FEIDAD Design Award 07’ and Swiss Art Award. She participated in various national, international and invited architectural competitions, exhibitions and publications. Her work includes prize winning projects such as Istanbul Çamlıca TV and Radio Tower (Istanbul, Turkey - Underconstruction). Prior to forming her practice in Istanbul, she has worked in London as a Lead Architect with Zaha Hadid Architects (2006 - 2013).
Radu Teacă is professor at the “Ion Mincu” University of Architecture and Urbanism in Bucharest and founder of the architecture office Artline. Author of numerous projects, including office and commercial buildings and individual houses, he received multiple awards, such as prizes at the National Architecture Biennales and the Bucharest Architecture Annuals or the Prize of the Romanian Academy for the „Favorit” European Cultural Centre. He was a jury member in competitions such as Europan in Belgium 2004, the 'Sustainable Buildings' International Competition, organized by Holcim and ETH, Zurich in 2005, jury member at the Architecture Annual in Cluj in 2012. His projects appeared in publications of many important architecture magazines such as Octogon, Arhitectura, Igloo, Zeppelin, Architecture & Culture and books such as Brick’04, Brick’06, Brick’12 published by Callwey.
Notable works • WAP ART foundation mixed-use gallery • Apartment in Gangnam Seoul, South Korea • The new Assuta Hospital in Ashdod, Israel • Five* Hotel and SPA facilities in Greece • The headquarter Jansen AG in Oberriet, Switzerland • Private Museum in Jeju South Korea • Sino-Swiss centre in Tianjin China • Several hoses and housing in Switzerland and abroad Recent projects • The new Hotel Health and Wellness Palace Chenot in Weggis • Switzerland and Marbella, Spain • Houses and residential buildings in Switzerland • A beachfront villa in Heraklion, Greece • Commercial and hospitality buildings in Albania Studies and professional development For 20 years (1990-2010) he was project architect in the atelier of Mario Botta with responsibility for over 200 international projects worldwide. He opened his atelier in 2000.
2012 – Ongoing – RADiUs architects doo Skopje Position: Founder / Chief Architect Additional professional engagements 2016 – on going – President of the Association of Architects of Macedonia – ААМ 2014 – President of the Macedonian Biennale of Architecture BIMAS
Emil Ivănescu is a Romanian architect, vice president of the Bucharest Territorial Branch of the Order of Architects in Romania in the periods 2010 - 2014 and in 2014 - 2018 and president of the Bucharest Territorial Branch of the Order of Architects from Romania since May 2018.