Fast Forward Spring 2017

Fast Forward 2017 Event as iCalendar

(Creative Events, Architecture and Planning)

23 August 2017

6:30pm

Venue: Please refer to individual events

Location: University of Auckland, City Campus

Host: School of Architecture and Planning, Faculty of Creative Arts and Industries

Cost: Free

Contact email: creative@auckland.ac.nz

Website: Register here

The School of Architecture and Planning’s twice-annual talk series, Fast Forward, aims to foster debate, discussion and development within the disciplines of architecture, urban planning and urban design.

This anticipated season incorporates the School of Architecture and Planning's Centenary celebrations, and the annual Festival of Architecture (previously Architecture Week). Registrations are now open! 

We welcome you to visit our YouTube channel to view the highlights from the Autumn programme which focused on quality medium density housing in Auckland.

 

 

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The Fast Forward series is generously supported by GIB®

Annette W. LeCuyer and Brian Carter appear with thanks to our International Architect in Residence programme supporter The Warren Trust.

Thanks to our School of Architecture and Planning Centenary events sponsors The Warren Trust, Block Foundation, NZIAAPL and Metro Performance Glass

 

Head to our Youtube channel for the recordings
Head to our Youtube channel for the lecture recordings

Kerstin Thompson (Melbourne, Australia)


Monday 24 July, 6:30pm
ENGINEERING LECTURE THEATRE 401 : 439

Kerstin Thompson is Principal of Kerstin Thompson Architects - a Melbourne based architecture, landscape and design practice with projects in Australia and New Zealand. She is also an advocate for architecture in her role as member of the OVGA Design Review Panel, occasional writer, curator and jury member. Commited to design based research and education she is currently Professor of Design in Architecture at VUW (NZ) and Adjunct Professor at RMIT and Monash Universities. 

Project for Shepparton Art Museum, Victoria, Australia. Image courtesy Kerstin Thompson Architects.
Project for Shepparton Art Museum, Victoria, Australia. Image courtesy Kerstin Thompson Architects.

Wim Goes (Ghent, Belgium)


Wednesday 26 July, 6:30pm
ENGINEERING LECTURE THEATRE 401 : 439

Belgian architect Wim Goes, founder of Wim Goes Architectuur, has designed a variety of residential and civic projects, establishing him among the rising generation of European architects. The practice’s work has been widely published and exhibited, featuring in the Belgian Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Biennale and receiving numerous awards, amongst others, the Building of the Year at the Belgian Building Awards in 2013. Wim teaches at the Department of Architecture at KU Leuven in Ghent and Brussels.

Royal Belgium Sailing Club, Alberta, Zeebrugge, Belgium. Photograph by Philip Dujardin.
Royal Belgium Sailing Club, Alberta, Zeebrugge, Belgium. Photograph by Philip Dujardin.

Annette W. LeCuyer & Brian Carter (Buffalo, New York, USA)


Wednesday 2 August, 6:30pm
ENGINEERING LECTURE THEATRE 401 : 439

Annette W. LeCuyer and Brian Carter, both registered architects in the United Kingdom, practiced in London with Arup, Foster Associates, and Allies & Morrison. In addition to designing several award-winning buildings they are also the authors of a number of architectural publications including Radical TectonicsSteel and Beyond, and Johnson Wax Administration Building and Research Tower. Carter and LeCuyer are currently Professors of Architecture at the University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, and were recently made Honorary Fellows of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada.

Herzog & de Meuron, de Young Museum, San Francisco, USA. Image courtesy Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.
Herzog & de Meuron, de Young Museum, San Francisco, USA. Image courtesy Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.

Phil Wihongi (Auckland, New Zealand)


Wednesday 9 August, 6:30pm
ENGINEERING LECTURE THEATRE 401 : 439

In 2016, with the support and encouragement of Mana Whenua and the Māori design community, Auckland Council established the Māori Design Leader role with the Auckland Design Office. This role is a first for the world's indigenous community, bringing Māori design thinking into focus within the largest local authority in Aotearoa. Phil Wihongi (Ngāti Hine, Ngāpuhi) is a roof tiler, landscape architect, planner and confirmed proponent of the value of the kaputī.

Archimedia, Te Oro: Glen Innes Music & Art Centre, Auckland. Photograph by Whenua Studio.
Archimedia, Te Oro: Glen Innes Music & Art Centre, Auckland. Photograph by Whenua Studio.

Zhu Pei (Beijing, China)


Monday 14 August, 6:30pm
ENGINEERING LECTURE THEATRE 401 : 439

Zhu Pei, one of China’s leading architects, founded Studio Zhu-Pei in Beijing in 2005. In 2006 and 2007, he was commissioned by the Guggenheim Foundation to design the Guggenheim Art Pavilion in Abu Dhabi and the Guggenheim Museum in Beijing. Zhu was awarded the Design Vanguard Award by Architectural Record in 2007, the Courvoisier Design Award by Wallpaper in 2009, the Honor Award from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) in 2015, and was named one of “the 5 greatest architects under 50” by the Huffington Post in 2011. His work has been exhibited at the Venice Biennale, Centre Pompidou, the Victoria and Albert Museum and Rome’s MAXXI Museum.

Studio Zhu-Pei, Shou Country Culture & Art Centre, Anhui, People's Republic of China. Image courtesy Studio Zhu-Pei.
Studio Zhu-Pei, Shou Country Culture & Art Centre, Anhui, People's Republic of China. Image courtesy Studio Zhu-Pei.

New Work in Timber: Aaron Paterson, Mike Davis, Andrew Barrie, Amanda Wijaya, Louie Tong (Auckland, New Zealand)


Wednesday 23 August, 6:30pm
ENGINEERING LECTURE THEATRE 401 : 439

Historically, the School of Architecture and Planning's staff schedule has included actively influential architects, amongst such significant figures as Vernon Brown, Mike Austin, Claude Megson and David Mitchell. Although changes to University policy in the 1990s made it difficult for staff to practice, shifting priorities and staff appointments in more recent years have brought active practitioners back into the School. This positive turnaround became evident earlier in the year when staff and students dominated the 2017 Timber Design Awards, winning in several categories, including the esteemed Supreme Award.

University staff members  Aaron Paterson, Mike Davis, and Andrew Barrie will present their Timber Design Award-winning projects, each of which makes innovative use of timber design and fabrication techniques. Students Amanda Wijaya and Louie Tong will also discuss their award-winning projects.

TTezuka Architects and Andrew Barrie Lab, Cathedral Grammar School, Christchurch. Photograph by Patrick Reynolds.
Tezuka Architects and Andrew Barrie Lab, Cathedral Grammar School, Christchurch. Photograph by Patrick Reynolds.

Festival of Architecture (Auckland, New Zealand)


Wednesday 6 - Sunday 17 September
VARIOUS VENUES

See architectureweek.co.nz for further details.

The Festival of Architecture, previously known as Architecture Week, will this year be running concurrently in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and other regional centres. The programme is a vehicle for a variety of relatable events aiming to promote discussion and debate around architectural and urban design issues. You can attend a free talk, film, exhibition or debate, take a building tour, join a workshop or take part in a competition. There are events for all ages and levels of architectural curiosity, with activities to test the design mettle of both professional and aspiring architects, or for those who would simply like to become better acquainted with the axioms of architecture!

Highlights of the Auckland program include:

Political Debate on Housing
Lecture by Design, Bitches (Los Angeles)
The Great Debate: Architects vs. Engineers

Rachel Berry, Prairie House, Architecture Week 2016
Rachel Berry, Prairie House, Architecture Week 2016

School Centenary Celebrations (Auckland, New Zealand)


Thursday 7 - Saturday 9 September
VARIOUS VENUES

See archplancentenary.ac.nz for further details.

Between the 7-9 September 2017, the University of Auckland’s School of Architecture and Planning celebrates its centenary. Alumni of the school and interested others are invited to a series of events to mark the occasion:

Thursday 7 September, 4-6pm: an exhibition opening displaying current student work (Level 3) combined with the opening of a new and expanded edition of the Architecture + Women New Zealand Timeline (Level 2). Architecture & Planning (Building 421), 26 Symonds Street

Friday 8 September, 8.30am-4pm: symposium, “Educating Architects and Planners, 1917-2017”.
University of Auckland Conference Centre, 22 Symonds Street

Friday 8 September, 5.30-7.30pm: exhibition opening chronicling the history of the School of Architecture and Planning, featuring the launch of the School’s centenary book, written by staff and entitled The Auckland School: 100 Years of Architecture and Planning.
Gus Fisher Gallery, 74 Shortland Street

Saturday 9 September, 9am-4pm: Friday’s symposium continues until 11am Saturday, followed by a series of panel discussions bringing together different generations of alumni.
University of Auckland Conference Centre, 22 Symonds Street

Saturday 9 September, from 6.30pm: alumni gala dinner.
Pullman Hotel, Corner Princes Street and Waterloo Quadrant

Sunday 10 September: we encourage alumni to make plans to reconnect with old classmates.

The School of Architecture in the 1970s. University of Auckland Library, Record Number 686493.
The School of Architecture in the 1970s. University of Auckland Library, Record Number 686493.

Sir Harold Marshall (Auckland, New Zealand)


Wednesday 13 September, 6:30pm
ENGINEERING LECTURE THEATRE 401 : 439

Sir Harold Marshall is a global figure in the field of acoustics design and research. He is Professor Emeritus of the University of Auckland, and co-founded Marshall Day Acoustics in 1981 with Chris Day. He is internationally recognised for his contribution to concert hall design, in particular his seminal work with Mike Barron on the importance of lateral reflections. His recent work includes major concert hall projects, including Zaha Hadid’s Guangzhou Opera House and Jean Nouvel’s Philharmonie de Paris.

During this moderated interview, Sir Harold will review key projects from throughout his career, spanning the early days of his groundbreaking design of Christchurch town hall's world-acclaimed acoustics in 1972, through to establishing the Acoustics Institute at the University,  his research work, and recent projects working alongside architecture’s global superstars.

Atelier Jean Nouvel, Philharmonie de Paris, France. Photograph by Charles Platiau.
Atelier Jean Nouvel, Philharmonie de Paris, France. Photograph by Charles Platiau.