CityLab Lecture Series 2021- Jeremy King

Tuesday, April 13, 12:00pm Lunch Discussion with Jeremy King (Rome, Italy)

The general topic of discussion will address the relationship between architecture and the city, our city, and other cities in the world, where we share and compare, especially in the midst of significant ecological, socio-political and economical challenges. We can no longer create objects without consideration of their consequences: their impact on the city and the environment, their consumption of resources, their creation of social benefit. The making of Architecture, unlike all other arts, expresses only collective states of mind and intentions. Hence, it must be carried out as the outcome of an accomplished design theory, a way of working that expresses our times. During his presentation, he will focus on several of his previous projects, and specifically on Es Hotel in Rome.

About Jeremy King: He is a truly European architect. Half British – half Spanish, he was born and educated in London (University of Westminster, Architectural Association) but he has spent most of his life in Italy. First in Milan, where he worked for Alessandro Mendini and Alchymia in the early 80s, and later, after a brief spell in Berlin in the mid-90s, in Rome, where he founded a partnership with Riccardo Roselli, King Roselli Architetti (1997-2020). His work focuses on the interaction of the projected reality and its context, at all scales an architect is called upon to think about. He has been fortunate to engage with very different settings, from the historically rich urban stratification of Rome, to the equally intriguing landscape of the Sicilian coastline, to the nearest thing to a tabula rasa, the desert in the outskirts of Doha, Qatar. Principal Built Projects: Es Hotel Rome 2002, Library and Assembly Hall, Lateran University, Vatican, Rome 2006, Sheraton Malpensa Airport Hotel 2010, Montemartini Hotel, Rome, Club Med Resort, Cefalù, Sicily. Principal Unbuilt Projects: National Conference Center Hotel, Education City, Doha, Qatar, Langkawi Resort, Malaysia.

This event is sponsored by HuntonBrady Architects (Orlando, FL)

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