Keynote 2

Thursday October 24th, 18:00

Colin Fournier

Colin Fournier was educated at the Architectural Association (AA) in London. He is Emeritus Professor of Architecture and Urbanism at the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London (UCL), where he was Director of the Master of Architecture course in Urban Design and of Diploma Unit 18. He was an associate of Archigram Architects in London and Planning Director of the Ralph M. Parsons Company in Pasadena, California, USA, developing Urban Design projects in the Middle East, in particular the new town of Yanbu in Saudi Arabia. He was Bernard Tschumi’s partner on the Parc de la Villette project in Paris and co-author, with Sir Peter Cook, of the Graz Kunsthaus, 2003. His “Open Cinema” project was realised in Guimarães, Portugal, in 2012, with a second edition produced in Lisbon in 2013 and a third one in Hong Kong, in 2016. He is a Director of TETRA X, an architecture and urbanism firm based in Hong Kong.

“Digital Design, Innovation and the Graz Kunsthaus”

In this lecture, Professor Colin Fournier will discuss the extent to which digital design, in conjunction with other innovative concepts and experimental processes, has contributed to the architecture of the Graz Kunsthaus.