Chilean architect Aejandro Aravena will visit Poland in September. The social activist and winner of the Pritzker Prize (2016) will be a special guest at events held in Warsaw and Krakow, the next installment of a joint initiative of the Association of Polish Architects and Geberit. Architektura & Biznes has taken the lectures under its patronage. We encourage you to participate!
Alejandro Aravena (born 1967) is a Chilean architect, a graduate of Universidad Católica de Chile. From 2000 to 2005 he was a professor at Harvard University, where in 2021 he created the ELEMENTAL studio, which he runs with partners Gonzalo Arteaga, Juan Cerda, Victor Oddó and Diego Torres. In 2010, he was named an Honorary International Fellow of the Royal Institute of Architects. Aravena and ELEMENTAL's work was awarded the Silver Lion at the 2008 Venice Architecture Biennale and the 2017 Gothenburg Award for Sustainability.
In 2016, Alejandro Aravena received the Pritzker Prize and curated the 15th Venice Architecture Biennale, while he has been chairman of the Pritzker Prize jury since 2020.
His most important projects include the buildings that make up the campus of the Catholic University of Santiago—the School of Mathematics (1999), the Medical School (2004), the Architectural School (2004) and the Siam Towers (2005). ELEMENTAL's office has designed many social housing projects—for example, the Quinta Monroy housing development in Iquique, Chile. The architect was also involved in the reconstruction of the city of Constitución, where he designed the Villa Verde Housing development, the waterfront promenade and the Cultural Center after the 2013-2015 earthquake.
Alejandro Aravena lectures
The architect will come to Poland in September 2023, where he will be a special guest at an event organized by Geberit and the Association of Polish Architects. Aravena's first lecture on humanitarian architecture will be held on September 19 in Warsaw at the SARP Pavilion, and the second on September 20 at the Manggha Museum of Japanese Art and Technology in Krakow . Alejandro Aravena's speeches will be preceded by a conference with Polish and foreign architects and a Q&A session.
Participation in both events is free, but registration is required.
- September 19, 2023—SARP Exhibition and Conference Pavilion in Warsaw, 2 Foksal St.
- September 20,2023—Manggha Museum of Japanese Art and Technology in Krakow, 26 Marii Konopnickiej St.