Patrik Schumacher: How to create quality space using new architectural technologies?

english (translated to russian)

How does development of new technologies and dynamic systems improve the quality of urban space? How can one establish communication between distinct spaces and strengthen the interrelation between them? What new opportunities does parametric design open up for an architect? British architect Patrik Schumacher will describe in his lecture how to create an area for active interaction out of urban environment.

Patrik Schumacher, PhD, is a member of the Architect Registration Board with the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA ARB). Since 1988 he has been working together with Zaha Hadid, the first female architect to win the Pritzker Architecture Prize. As a partners at Zaha Hadid Architects, Patrik is a co-author and creative partner in a number of important projects, including the MAXXI National Museum of the 21st Century Arts in Rome, the Central Building of the new BMW Leipzig plant, the Guangzhou Opera House in China, and King Abdullah II House of Culture & Art in Jordan.

At the 11th Architecture Biennale Venice, Patrik Schumacher and Zaha Hadid presented parametricism, “a new deep style within avant-garde architecture.” Patrik Schumacher himself has been focusing on the concept of design as a communication medium in his recent projects.

Read Patrik Schumacher’s Parametricist Manifesto here.

Patrik’s interview (in English) to WA (World Architecture), Parametric Design issue, Beijing 2009 here.