Bernhard Sommer and Galo Moncayo Open Lecture to focus on energy efficient future cities.
On November 3rd at 6 pm, the Open Lecture Series of the architecture faculty will be happy to present architect Bernhard Sommer from Exikon and architect and installation artist Galo Moncayo at Estonian Architecture Centre (Kultuurikatel, Põhja pst 27a, Tallinn). Sommer teaches energy design at one of the most exciting architecture schools in the world, Universität für angewandte Kunst Wien, and leads Exikon arc & dev architecture office, dedicated to the application of cutting-edge planning and building technology. Moncayo is an established installation artist and architect who teaches at the Universität für angewandte Kunst Wien. Open Lecture Series welcome all architecture students from across Estonia, professionals and general audience intrigued by spatial matters: the lectures are in English and free of charge.
From this academic year, and with generous help from Merko construction company, Sommer will also be teaching at the Estonian Academy of Art architecture department. In his Open Lecture, Sommer will explain how energy design can fundamentally change the way future cities are designed. In Estonia, the prevailing method of raising energy efficiency of a building has been dealt with by adding energy efficient components and materials to a project, whereas Sommer guides his students to employ smart spatial geometry to make cities and buildings more efficient. Sommer’s architecture office, Exikon arc & dev in Vienna, is dedicated to the application of cutting-edge planning and building technology. Its aim is the integration of scientific findings into the design process.
Bernhard Sommer teaches energy design at the University of Applied Arts Vienna, and has been a visiting professor at the Institute for Experimental Architecture at the University of Innsbruck. Sommer also teaches building physics and holds seminars on sustainable design at the Technical University of Graz, the University of Cagliari and in the context of the Master Program Urban Strategies. In 2000, he has been awarded the Arch + Prize 2000, in 2002, the Schindler Scholarship of the MAK Center in Los Angeles. There he developed the transforming „desert cloud“ project that later was exhibited in West Hollywood and Vienna.
Galo Moncayo is an installation artist and architect currently teaching in the Energy Design Department at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna, as well as a Assistant Professor in the Experimental Architecture Department at Innsbruck University. He has exhibited throughout the United States including in New York, and in Germany, Mexico, Austria, Spain and has been invited as a visiting artist/ lecturer at Carnegie Mellon University, The George Washington University, among other universities in North America and in Germany, Mexico, Austria and Ecuador. Galo Moncayo received a Magister of Architecture from the University of Applied Arts in Vienna in the Zaha Hadid Master Class, a Master of Fine Arts in sculpture from Virginia Commonwealth University and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in sculpture from the Maryland Institute, College of Art in the United States.
More about Exikon: http://www.exikon.at/
Open Lecture Series is supported by Estonian Cultural Endowment and organised by the Estonian Academy of Arts architecture department. The architecture department would also like to thank Merko for the support for this event.
Series curated by Sille Pihlak and Siim Tuksam (PART)
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