Lezione Aperta di Anne Lacaton: re-use, re-invent - 24 novembre 2015
re-use, re-invent |
LEZIONE APERTA di Anne Lacaton
24 Novembre 2015 ore 18.00
Santa Chiara, Aula Bastioni
Introduce Massimo Faiferri
Anne Lacaton è ospite del DADU in qualità di Visiting Scientist e interviene all'interno del corso di progettazione architettonica del blocco Progettazione Ambientale del I anno Magistrale in Architettura coordinato dal Prof. Massimo Faiferri.
Anne LACATON born in France in 1955. Graduated from the School of architecture of Bordeaux in 1980, and got a diploma in Urban Planning at the university of Bordeaux in 1984. Visiting professor at the University of Madrid since 2007, at the EPF Lausanne in 2006 and 2010-11, as well as in Harvard GSD Studio in Paris in 2011. Office Lacaton & Vassal in 1989, based in Paris.
The office has a practice in France, as well as abroad, working on various buildings and urban planning programs. Main Awards, the Grand Prix National d’Architecture, France, 2008, the Daylight & Building Components Award, Velum Fonden, Denmark, 2011, and the International Fellowship of the Royal Institute of British Architects in 2009, the Equerre d'Argent award 2011, with Frédéric Druot, France. Twice finalist for the Mies Van der Rohe Award, European Prize for Contemporary Architecture.
Over the years we have come to understand the importance of the adventure of superimposition, whether this involves architecture or urbanism. The wellbeing, but also the dreams, of contemporary society seem to depend on the way in which an existing situation en-counters a new situation, two temporalities, two states of mind. Each time we tackle a project we think in terms of an intervention in an existing fabric, the history of which may be real or dependent on a fiction. The goal is to superimpose our new intentions, but without imposing them onto pre-existing systems — we hope to do this with scruples and delicacy so that a third place is born, a product of the two previous ones. It is no longer a question of a before and an after, but of a suddenness. Of a state of grace stemming from this encounter, this superimposition. This difficult quest foregrounds our way of envisaging the structure, which we always aim to make independent of what it contains, so as to let this content emerge. The structure should be free, very roomy, in order to create a new rapport with the climate and the ambience, a new apport with activity so as to produce the conditions for mobility and enjoyment. A structure that generates urbanism through its capacity to interferewith existingstructures and activate the urge to continue the city.