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Copenhagen Edition 2022
November 17, 2022, 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm UTC+0
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We are thrilled to announce our comeback to Copenhagen after three years!
This event will be held in English.
The AnA events give guests the chance to get to know world-renowned architects on a more personal level as there is one golden rule: speakers are not allowed to talk about their architectural projects. This has enabled audiences around the globe to enjoy unique personal content since the format was first introduced in 2015.
On Thursday, November 17, 2022 at the Black Diamond (Royal Danish Library), two distinguished international architects and one of the most relevant young Danish talents will talk about their personal experiences and the influences that impacted them as architects in the most important creative periods in their lives:
– Gert Wingårdh, Wingårdhs, Göteborg/Stockholm/Malmø, www.wingardhs.se
– Sumayya Vally, Counterspace, Johannesburg/London, www.counterspace-studio.com
– Kathrin Gimmel, JAJA Architects, Copenhagen, www.jaja.archi
“Doors open”. Get-together and finger food
18:00 – 18:10
Speakers (20-minute talk & 10-minute interview)
20:00 – 20:20
Round table discussion & Q&A
20:20 – 22:00
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The event venue
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.
About the Speakers
Gert Wingårdh, architect SAR/MSA, is Wingårdhs owner and CEO. He was born in Skövde in 1951 and graduated from Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg 1975. He founded Wingårdhs in 1977, and since then the quality of the office’s large production has generated many prizes and awards both in Sweden and internationally. Wingårdhs is an innovative architecture practice that has presented benchmark buildings for sustainable, sensual and efficient design for forty years. The internationally operating office is based in Gothenburg, Stockholm and Malmö. A staff of circa 200 professionals all operates under the company’s founder.
The office has pioneered thru a wide range of design, from masterplans, housing schemes, civic buildings and transport facilities to private homes, interiors and product design. In a process of dialogue, the architects work intimately together not only with clients, but also with superior specialists in every stage of the design process. No other Swedish firm has been bestowed with more Kasper Salin Awards, the main national prize, which Gert Wingårdh have received six times. Most recently 2021 for Helsingborg Water Tower.
Gert himself has been awarded the Prince Eugene Medal and the Gustaf Dalén Medal, among others. He’s an Hon.D.Tech and professor at Chalmers University of Technology, in Gothenburg, and a member of the Royal Academy of Sciences and the Royal Academy of Fine Arts. www.wingardhs.se
Sumayya Vally is principal of the award-winning architecture and research studio Counterspace—a design, research and pedagogical practice searching for expression for hybrid identities and territory, particularly for African and Islamic conditions—both rooted and diasporic. Her design process is often forensic, and draws on the aural, performance and the overlooked as generative places of history and work.
In 2019, Counterspace was invited to design the 20th Serpentine Pavilion in London, making Vally the youngest architect ever to win this internationally renowned commission. As Artistic Director, Vally is currently working on curating the first Islamic Arts Biennale taking place in Jeddah in 2023. She is currently collaborating on the design of the Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Presidential Center for Women and Development in Monrovia, Liberia, the first presidential library dedicated to a female head of state, where she will oversee the scenography, pavilions, and exhibition spaces. She is also working on a garden and gathering place commemorating the 5th Pan-African Congress held in Manchester, UK, in 1945. The practicee operates adjacent to the academy. For six years she led the masters’ studio, Unit 12, at the Graduate School of Architecture, University of Johannesburg—founded by Professor Lesley Lokko, with the intent to create a curriculum for the African continent. She has taught and lectured widely, most recently as Pelli Distinguished Visiting Lecturer at the School of Architecture, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. www.counterspace-studio.com
Kathrin Gimmel is a Swiss/Danish Architect and partner at Copenhagen-based JAJA Architects where she is involved in all aspects of the studio’s work. JAJA is a practice with great passion for the extraordinary and the everyday aspects of creating architecture and urban strategies and strives to offer playful and functional responses to the specific circumstance of each project. The studios work is experienced by both the brain and the heart and includes praised projects such as Konditaget Lüders, Vraa School, and Streetmekka Aalborg.
Besides her work at JAJA Architects, Kathrin is curious to explore and contribute to the architectural profession through advisory work and teaching. In 2019 she headed a studio at the summer school W.A.Ve at IUAV in Venice and she has previously been tutoring at the studio “Urbanism and societal change” at KADK in Copenhagen where she co-edited the book “Atlas of the Copenhagens”, investigating the mechanisms of sustainable city measurement in regards to the urban territory of Copenhagen. www.jaja.archi