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Berlin Edition 2023

October 17, 2023, 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm CEST

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We are thrilled to announce a new event in Berlin! 
Please note that this time the event will take place in English

On Tuesday, October 17, at 7 pm at the Betonhalle – Silent Green Kulturquartier in Berlin, we will bring together three prominent architects who will talk about their personal experiences and the influences that impacted them as architects in the most important creative periods in their lives:

Frank Barkow, Barkow Leibinger, Berlin, www.barkowleibinger.com

Amin Taha, Groupwork, London, www.groupwork.uk.com

Jette Cathrin Hopp, Snøhetta, Oslo, www.snohetta.com


This event is kindly supported by Cosentino, Laufen, Equitone, Object Carpet and Petersen Tegl.


Further Training / Continuous Professional Development (CPD)
The event is recognized by the Chamber of Architects Berlin as advanced training with a scope of 4 teaching hours for members.
If you need a confirmation of participation please contact us directly.

Program live


“Doors open” & Get-Together

19:00 – 19:10



Speakers (20-minute talk & 10-minute interview)

21:00 – 21:20

Round table discussion & Q&A

21:20 – 23:00

Get-Together & Fingerfood

Let’s explore circular building together

The challenge of our generation is to build with a lighter impact. Knowing that the building industry is key to tackling climate change, we as a façade material producer want to do more than just transform our materials. By 2030, we want to forge new and innovative partnerships, trailblaze transparency across the value chain and establish a sustainability council of external experts to stay on track to full circularity.

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Laufen. Bäder fürs Leben

Seit 1892 gestaltet der Schweizer Hersteller LAUFEN Badwelten für Körper und Seele. Das Unternehmen steht heute für ganzheitliche Badezimmerkultur mit
Fokus auf Nachhaltigkeit, exzellentes Design, Innovation und Technologieführerschaft, die einer langen Tradition hochwertiger Handwerkskunst entspringt.

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Cosentino Architectural Solutions

At Cosentino Group, we meet the demands of architects and designers who seek inspiration and information for their projects. We invite you to win a Trip to the Cosentino Headquarter. Here we seek to inspire and offer professionals the chance to explore and discover all the opportunities Cosentino products can offer for the most innovative projects.

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NEOO, the first circular, 100% recyclable loop-pile carpet, is the pioneer of a new generation of carpets. Made from 100% polyester, this high-quality mono-material carpet not only withstands all of a room’s demands, but also combines design and environmental protection.

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Petersen Tegl

Die dänische Ziegelei Petersen Tegl wurde 1791 gegründet. Unser Ziel ist zuverlässiges,
solides Handwerk. Die Hälfte unseres Sortiments besteht aus zu 100 % handgefertigten
Ziegeln wie die weltbekannten Kolumba™ und Petersen Cover™. Außerdem fertigen wir
in enger Zusammenarbeit mit Architekten und Bauherrn Spezialsteine an.

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COR Trio: Heute so, morgen so

Ein Möbel für Leute, die einfache Lösungen bevorzugen, vielseitig und praktisch, aber nicht konventionell.

Ob ausladende Lounge oder extrabreites Sofa: mit dem von Team Form AG gestalteten Trio lassen sich unzählige Kombinationen mit wenigen Handgriffen zusammenstellen und -schieben.

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The event venue

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Silent Green Kulturquartier is an event venue and independent project that has found a unique home in Berlin in the historic premises of the former crematorium in Wedding. The heart of silent green is the Kuppelhalle, with its 17 meter tall dome. The architectural layout, pyramid-shaped mansard roof, and the historical terrazzo floor of the hall make it a distinctive venue that instantly turns every event into an extraordinary experience.

DJ after the talks

Jeanne Autran-Edorh is a French-Togolese architect who has worked with leading contemporary architecture studios, including Kéré Architecture, Herzog & de Meuron, and Jean Nouvel. Her approach to design and construction is influenced by her interest in local resources, craftsmanship, and interdisciplinary practices, with a particular focus on West Africa. Additionally, she teaches and is involved in performing arts, working as a dancer and DJ.

About the Speakers

Frank Barkow was born in Kansas City, USA, in 1957. He earned his master’s degree in architecture from Harvard University, Graduate School of Design in Cambridge in 1990, and a bachelor’s degree from Montana State University, Bozeman, USA, in 1982. Since 1993, he has been leading the architectural practice Barkow Leibinger in Berlin together with Regine Leibinger. Frank Barkow is a design and research leader in the practice and a dedicated academic.

Frank has continuously taught at institutions such as Princeton University, School of Architecture, Harvard University, Graduate School of Design, the Architectural Association, the Royal College of Art in London, EPFL École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in Switzerland, and the Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Stuttgart, among others. After visiting professorships in 1990-1992 and 2003 at Cornell University College of Architecture, Art, and Planning in Ithaca, New York, USA, he was again appointed by the college as Gensler Visiting Critic in 2021. In 2018, he served as a member of the International Jury of the 16th International Architecture Exhibition in Venice, Italy, directed by Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara.

Amin Taha, born in Berlin, embarked on an independent architectural journey after gaining experience in the offices of Zaha Hadid, Wilkinson Eyre, and others. In 2003, he established his independent studio and incorporated Groupwork as an Employee Ownership Trust, where he currently serves as chairman. In addition to managing the design and detailing of projects, Amin has been actively involved in teaching, writing, and lecturing on architecture. He has also served as a juror on the RIBA National and International Awards and supported property-related research groups and funds.

Groupwork’s portfolio spans various sectors, including finely crafted homes, residential and office buildings, arts centers, masterplans, infrastructure projects, bridges, and metro stations. The practice is recognized internationally for its built work, boasting multiple RIBA National Awards, a shortlist nomination for the RIBA Stirling Prize in 2017, and two nominations for the EU Mies Award in 2019.

Jette Cathrin Hopp is a graduate architect who has been an integral part of Snøhetta since 2005. As Director for Acquisition and new projects within the management group, Jette has played a crucial role in leading major international project developments and competitions. Fluent in Norwegian, German, and Danish, her multilingual upbringing has been an asset in managing complex projects both in Norway and internationally.

Jette is not only a respected figure in the field but also actively contributes to architectural discourse by lecturing at architectural symposia, conferences, and international institutions. She also serves as a jury member for various architecture competitions and prizes and is a sought-after critic at international architecture universities. Her diverse experience includes roles as a team leader for the museum in the King Abdul Aziz Center for Knowledge and Culture in Dharhan, Saudi Arabia, and as a project leader for large-scale hotel and resort development in Hvar, Croatia. Jette has spearheaded international projects with a strong focus on sustainability, including the Astana Expo 2017 “Future Energy” in Kazakhstan, and Lingkong Soho in Shanghai, China. In Norway, she has been involved in groundbreaking environmental projects like Powerhouse One in Trondheim and the Powerhouse Kjørbo concept phase in Sandvika, the world’s first rehabilitated energy-positive building.


Amin Taha, Groupwork, projects:
15 Clerkenwell Close
Upper Street
Belsham Street
Phipp Street
Golden Lane
Ada Street
Caroline Place
Barrett's Grove
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Frank Barkow, Barkow Leibinger, projects
Trumpf Smart Factory
Photography: Merrick Photographers
ArtLab Harvard
Photography: Iwan Baan
5280 Courtyard House
Photography: Iwan Baan
Hawe Office Building
Photography: David Franck
Uhlmann Office Building
Photography: David Franck
Sid Richardson Residential College
Photography: Iwan Baan
Trumpf Fitness and Company Sports Center
Photography: David Franck
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Jette Cathrin Hopp, Snøhetta, projects
King Abdul Aziz Center for Knowledge and Culture
Tverrfjellhytta Norwegian Wild Reindeer Pavilion
San Francisco MoMA
Lascaux IV International Centre for Cave Art
Powerhouse Brattørkaia
Under Restaurant
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