“Towards a Climate Strategies for Multi-Scalar Projects”

Frem auditorium 205, Byblos campus

The Department of Architecture and Interior Design is organizing a lecture entitled “Towards a Climare Strategies for Multi-Scalar Projects” conducted by Alessandra Cianchetta, a founding partner at AWP, an award winning interdisciplinary office for territorial reconfiguration and design. The talk will address a series of recent projects articulating a diversity of scales ranging from large urban scale to smaller installations in a constant combination of traditional planning tools with exploratory “teasers” and a continuous combination of strategy with design.

What is AWP?

AWP is based in Paris and Basel (AWP-HHF) and develops projects internationally working on a wide variety of programs: architecture, landscape design, strategic planning, urbanism ranging from major large scale public projects to temporary installations both in France and internationally. The practice was awarded the French Ministry of Culture’s Prize for Best Young Architects in 2006, and the French Ministry of Transport, Housing and Ecology’s PJU urban planning award 2010. AWP is currently working on the strategic master plan for the development of urban space in the La Défense business district, and designing an iconic 800 m long public space just below the Grande Arche de la Défense, as well as a series of follies and buildings (culture & leisure). Relevant projects include: the Lantern pavilion in Sandnes (with Atelier Oslo), Norway, nominated for the Mies Van Der Rohe Award in 2009; the master planning of public spaces and mobility for the 230ha Praille-Acacias-Vernets area, Geneva; the construction of the Evry wastewater treatment plant, France; the sculpture park for the LAM - Museum of Modern, Contemporary and Outsider Art of Lille Metropole, France; the redesign of the public realm for Capodichino airport and the Ferro-Gomma Hub multimodal park in Naples, Italy (with RSH-P) and a number of international high profile competitions. AWP also curates and designs exhibitions for major cultural institutions and regularly writes books and essays. The three partners have exhibited their work, taught and lectured at architectural venues in Paris, London, Milan, Rome, Barcelona, Beijing, Toronto, Belgrade, Tianjin, Winnipeg, Geneva, Copenhagen, Oslo, Trondheim, Tirana, Lausanne, Montréal, and New York.

All are welcome to attend.