May 23, 2007
by Canadian Architect
The Canadian Centre for Architecture presents Urgency, a public conversation with Rem Koolhaas and Peter Eisenman on Friday, June 8, 2007. Major international figures of the architectural world, Rem Koolhaas and Peter Eisenman will each address one topic they consider to be of vital importance and urgency in contemporary architecture. Following their presentations, the architects will be joined in conversation by CCA Founding Director and Chair of the Board of Trustees Phyllis Lambert. Urgency is a free event and takes place in the CCAs Baile Park from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. No reservations are required.
Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas is principal of the Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) and director of the Project on the City at Harvard University. OMAs recent projects include the Seoul National University Museum of Art (2005), the Prada Epicenter in Los Angeles (2004), and the Seattle Public Library (2004). Rem Koolhaas received the Pritzker Architecture Prize in 2000.
Peter Eisenman is a New York-based architect. Through his extensive theoretical writings and built projects in the United States, Japan, Spain, and Germany, he has influenced generations of architects and paved the way for the current digital avant-garde. His Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe in Berlin received the Honor Award of the American Institute of Architects, New York Chapter, in 2005. The CCA holds the comprehensive archives of Peter Eisenman, including drawings, prints, models, photographs, and documents covering his practice from the late 1950s to the present.
Urgency reflects the CCAs ongoing exploration of critical issues facing architecture and contemporary society. The event is presented in conjunction with the 2007 Soire Phyllisienne Ball on June 7, 2007 and forms part of a series of special events and programs in honour of Phyllis Lamberts 80th birthday in 2007.
For more information, please call 514.939.7026 or visit www.cca.qc.ca.