Synopsis

Alejandro Zaera-Polo will talk about his recent work in relation to the topic Resolution. His projects include the Yokohama International Cruise Terminal in Japan, noted for its use of dramatic form, innovative materials, and fascination with the interplay of architecture, landscape, and nature, credited by the Design Museum as a design sensation alive with bustling urbanity and seaside tranquility. With his practice AZPML, he continues to be involved in several projects worldwide, most notably two high-rise residential towers in Busan, Korea and the Locarno cinema film festival headquarters in Switzerland. The work of Alejandro Zaera-Polo has been widely published and exhibited, and represented Britain at the 8th Venice Architecture Biennale in 2002; he has received the Enric Miralles Prize for Architecture, five RIBA Awards, the 2004 Venice Architecture Biennale Award, and the Charles Jencks Award for Architecture.

Speaker’s Profile

Alejandro Zaera-Polo is an architect and co-founder of London/Barcelona/Zurich/Princeton based Alejandro Zaera-Polo and Maider Llaguno Architecture (AZPML). He graduated from the Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Madrid with Honors and obtained an MARCH2 degree from Harvard GSD with Distinction. He worked at OMA in Rotterdam prior to establishing Foreign Office Architects (FOA) in 1993 and Alejandro Zaera-Polo Architecture (AZPA) in 2011. These vehicles allowed him to develop a successful international professional practice. In parallel to his professional activities, Alejandro Zaera-Polo has played a substantial role within academia.He is currently professor at the School of Architecture at Princeton University and was the former Dean of Princeton University and the Berlage institute in Rotterdam. He was a Visiting Professor at Princeton University and the inaugural Norman R. Foster Visiting Professor at Yale. He has published extensively as a theorist in El Croquis, Quaderns, A+U, Arch+, Volume, Log and many other international magazines and is a member of the London School of Economics Urban Age project. He has recently published Sniper’s Log, a compilation of his most relevant writings.

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