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Joan Tarragon lecture

November 25, 2015
Ryerson University, Toronto

Joan Tarragon

X-TU Architects

Wednesday | 25 November 2015

6:30 PM | The Pit (ARC 202)
Ryerson University
325 Church Street
Toronto, Ontario

Lecturer’s Bio:
Joan Tarragon – Robles is a Paris-based Architect. He is currently working at XTU Architects in Paris where he has managed projects and has been a technical director for projects including Symbio2, which integrates a biofaçade on the tower of CSTB in Marne-la-Vallée; the competition and for all studies of the Wine Museum in Bordeaux; the competitive dialogue for the “core and shell” of the Wine Museum in Bor-deaux, and a site for the 164 dwellings in Seine Arche Nanterre.

He is also co-inventor and head of development for Algobag, an individual algae culture support and has delivered many public lectures representing the work of XTU Architects.

XTU Architects is co-founded by Anouk Legendre and Nicolas Desmazières. Notable projects that the firm has designed are Jeongok Prehistory Museum in South Korea, the Musée des Civilisations in La Reunion, the first positive energy museum in the Indian Ocean, the Museum of Wine in Bordeaux and the French Pavilion at the Expo Milano 2015.

The firm imagines futures in which biotechnological transformation has achieved the status of the Third Industrial Revolution. It is currently engaged in research in urban agriculture and experimental research that incorporates the disciplines of life sciences, ecology, architecture and urban development.

For further information, please contact:

Prachi Khandekar
Communications and Digital Archive Specialist
325 Church Street
Toronto, Ontario M5B 2K3
P: 416-979-5000, ext: 2597
F: 416-979-5353
E: [email protected]

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