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Copenhagen Edition 2023

July 05, 2023, 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm CEST

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This event is an official side-event of the UIA World Congress of Architects and will be held in collaboration with Danish Architecture Center.

On Wednesday, July 5, 2023 at the Danish Architecture Center (DAC) in Copenhagen, AnA will bring together a renowned Danish city planner and two distinguished international architects from Germany and Australia, who will talk about their personal experiences and the influences that impacted them as architects in the most important creative periods in their lives:

 Jan Gehl, Professor and Architect, Copenhagen

 Anna Heringer, Studio Anna Heringer, Laufen – www.anna-heringer.com/vision

Kerstin Thompson, Kerstin Thompson Architects, Melbourne – www.kerstinthompson.com

“Architects, not Architecture”, or “AnA”, gives guests the chance to get to know world-renowned architects on a more personal level as there is only one golden rule: speakers are not allowed to talk about their architectural projects. This has allowed audiences around the globe to enjoy unique personal content since the format was introduced in 2015. 

Doors open at 18:00.
The talks start at 18:30.

This event is kindly supported by EQUITONE, JUNG, and LAUFEN, and in collaboration with Danish Architecture Center.

The event ticket gives you free access to the exhibitions at Danish Architecture Center. Make sure you don’t miss them! https://dac.dk/en/exhibitions#current


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About the Speakers

Jan Gehl, (Denmark, 1936), architect, professor, and consultant on urban design, has focused his career on improving the quality of urban life, by reorienting the design of the city towards the people in the cities: public life, pedestrians, and cyclists. His books include the by now “classics” “Life between Buildings” and “Cities for People”. Published in more than 40 languages. Major City improvement projects with Gehl Architects include Copenhagen, Melbourne, Sydney, London, Moscow and New York. 

Jan Gehl has been awarded the ”Sir Patrick Abercrombie Prize for exemplary contributions to Town Planning” by The International Union of Architects , honorary doctor degrees in Edinburgh, Toronto, Varna and Halifax and is honorary fellow of the Architectural Institutes in Denmark, UK (RIBA), USA, Canada, Scotland, Ireland as well as the Planning Institutes in Australia and Ireland.

Anna Heringer uses architecture as a tool to improve lives. As an architect and honorary professor of the UNESCO Chair of Earthen Architecture, Building Cultures, and Sustainable Development she is focusing on the use of natural building materials. She has been actively involved in development cooperation in Bangladesh since 1997. Her diploma work, the METI School in Rudrapur got realized in 2005 and won the Aga Khan Award for Architecture in 2007. Over the years, Studio Anna Heringer has realized further projects in Asia, Africa, and Europe. Anna is lecturing worldwide at conferences, including TED and has been visiting professor at various universities such as Harvard and ETH Zurich. 

She received numerous honors: the OBEL Award 2020, the Global Award for Sustainable Architecture, Curry Stone Design Prize, the Femmes Architects Award 2020, the Loeb Fellowship at Harvard’s GSD and a RIBA International Fellowship. Her work was widely published and exhibited in the MoMA New York, the V&A Museum in London and at the Venice Biennale among other places.

Kerstin Thompson is principal of Kerstin Thompson Architects (KTA), a Melbourne-based practice she founded in 1994, and an adjunct professor at RMIT and Monash University. A committed design educator, she regularly lectures and runs studios at various schools across Australia and New Zealand. In recognition for the work of her practice and contribution to the architecture profession and its education, Kerstin was elevated to life fellow by the Australian Institute of Architects in 2017. She plays an active role in promoting quality design, within the profession and the wider community, through her position as panel member on the Office of the Victorian Government Architect’s Design Review Panel and board member for the Melbourne Housing Expo, a research group led by the University of Melbourne.

A passionate defender of civic space and advocate for extracting new life from built heritage, KTA’s redevelopment of the Broadmeadows Town Hall won the 2020 Victorian Architecture Medal. Current works focus on education and cultural programs, including the Bundanon Art Museum and the Bridge at Shoalhaven NSW, and the Jewish Holocaust Centre.

Jan Gehl, Gehl People, projects:
Perth, Australia
Jan Gehl
Times Square, New York
Jan Gehl
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Anna Heringer, Anna Heringer Architecture, projects:
METI School
Photography: Kurt Hoerbst
Anandaloy, Centre for People with disabilities and Dipdii Textiles Studio
Anna Heringer Architecture
Photography: Katharina Doblinger
RoSana - Ayurveda Guest House
Photography: Gabrical
Educational Training Campus
Photography: Katharina Kohlroser
DESI Training Center
Photography: Naquib Hossain
Three Hostels
Photography: Julien Lanoo
Kindergarten for the permaculture community PORET
Photography: Margarethe Holzer
Omicron living rooms
Photography: Stefano Mori
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Kerstin Thompson, Kerstin Thompson Architects, projects:
Bundanon Art Museum & Bridge
Photography: Rory Gardiner
Melbourne Holocaust Museum
Photography: Derek Swalwell
The Stables, Faculty of Fine Arts & Music, VCA The University of Melbourne
Photography: Trevor Mein
Queen & Collins
Photography: Sharyn Cairns
Kerr St Residences
Kerstin Thompson Architects
Broadmeadows Town Hall
Photography: John Gollings
Wertheim Factory Conversion
Photography: Derek Swalwell
Birralee Primary School.
Photography: Derek Swalwell
Clyde North Primary School
Kerstin Thompson Architects
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