IaaC Spring Lecture Series 2016

Tuesday 17th of May
Winy Maas
MVRDV/The Why Factory

Works and Projects

19.30pm, IAAC Auditorium
Open to the Public

Winy Maas is an architect, urban designer and landscape architect and one of the co-founding directors of the globally operating architecture and urban planning firm MVRDV, based in Rotterdam, Netherlands, known for projects such as the Expo 2000, the vision for greater Paris, Grand Paris Plus Petit, and more recently the Market Hall in Rotterdam.

Maas is professor at and director of The Why Factory, a research institute for the future city, he founded in 2008 at TU Delft. He is currently Visiting Professor at IIT Chicago and the Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium and has been at the University of Hong Kong, ETH Zurich, Berlage Institute, MIT, Ohio State and Yale University. In addition he designs stage sets, objects and was curator of Indesem 2007. He curates exhibitions, lectures throughout the world and takes part in international juries. With both MVRDV and The Why Factory he has published a series of research projects.

IAAC Lecture Series 2015/16

Thursday 19th of May
Carlos + Borja Ferrater

A Place for Architecture

19.30pm, IAAC Auditorium
Open to the Public

Carlos Ferrater is a Doctor of Architecture, a Professor at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia and the Director of the Cátedra Blanca, Barcelona. In 2006 he set up, along with Xavier Martí, Lucía Ferrater and Borja Ferrater, the Office of Architecture in Barcelona.

Borja Ferrater is an architect from the International University of Catalonia, with a background in biology and a Master degree in Biodigital Architecture. In parallel to his practice in OAB, Borja is currently Design Studio Teacher at the ESARQ UIC.

The workflow of the Office of Architecture in Barcelona is based on a transversal way of operating, open to innovation and experimentation of new technologies, flexible in its conceptual propositions and respectful of the social origin of the work of the architect. The work of OAB has been internationally published and exhibited by acclaimed institutions.

17th May 2016
Winy Maas
MVRDV – The Why Factory – IaaC Faculty

19th May 2016
Carlos Ferrater
Borja Ferrater
Office of Architecture in Barcelona

25th May 2016
Carmelo Zappulla
External Reference – IaaC Faculty

30th May 2016
Carlo Ratti
Carlo Ratti Associati – IaaC Faculty

2nd June 2016
Willy Müller
Urban Science Lab – IaaC Founder

19.30pm, IAAC Auditorium
Open to the Public