Eduardo Arroyo: Fuzzy Creation at the University of Calgary

Join the University of Calgary’s Faculty of Environmental Design on Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at 6:00pm at the University of Calgary’s downtown campus to hear Eduardo Arroyo speak about his work. Eduardo Arroyo is the founder of NO.MAD, an architectural practice established in Amsterdam, Netherlands in 1989 and based in Madrid, Spain since 1996. Their work combines precision, chance and necessity – always in search of the unknown. NO.MAD has earned numerous awards and been published and exhibited in several languages worldwide.

More recent projects include the Zurich Football Stadium (Switzerland), Lausanne Football Stadium (Switzerland), Miami Floating Stage (USA), Madrid Levene House (Spain), Penitentiary Complex in Salzburg (Austria) and the College Campus in Vienna (Austria).

Arroyo’s lecture Fuzzy Creation will explore the past 25 years of NO.MAD work. The firm’s creation of buildings and urban structures are situated between two opposite contemporary visions: a determinist world where we have to accept what is inherited and socially approved, and an arbitrary world ruled by uncontrolled chance and free will.

The parameters guiding NO.MAD working systems are always founded in the constant exchange of information between the existing and what is yet to come. Through flexible processes, the firm addresses the present conditions of the architectural practice, in which the unpredictable amounts to more than what can be expected.

Admission is free to students, and is $10 for non-students.

The University of Calgary’s downtown campus is located at 906 8th Avenue SW.

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