The personalities behind the big names.

Architects, not Architecture aims to bring to the stage what we normally don’t see. We invite three well-known architects, who instead of talking about their award winning international projects, are asked to talk about themselves. They speak about their path, their influences and experiences, and dive deeper into their intellectual biography. This makes possible a better understanding of their work, without them even mentioning it.

Our expert team. Who we are

In 2015, AnA was founded in Hamburg by Fermín Tribaldos and Irene Osei-Poku without even considering the idea of expanding to other cities. The idea: To shed light on the enormous influences in the practice of architecture that are normally left in the shadows, was a success. The inspirational stories that were shared and the amount of positive feedback was astonishing. The talks, the atmosphere, the networking, everything was positive! What could we do besides push the idea even further and take it to new cities and other countries. So, we did!

Over the past 9 years, there have been more than 75 events in 12 different countries, with over 200 world-renowned architects gracing the AnA stage. We are excited to take AnA global in 2023, with 12 events throughout Europe and Australia.

While AnA continues to expand its borders, it stays focused on the heart of the talks: the architects themselves.

Fermín Tribaldos


Irene Osei-Poku


Katarina Toews

Communications & Event Manager

Quim Marín

Head of Video

Fran Crespo

Video Producer

Some captures of our events