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Watch Exclusive Keynote Of Massimiliano Fuksas At WAF 2019

Netherlands Architecture News - May 06, 2020 - 09:39   2931 views

Watch Exclusive Keynote Of Massimiliano Fuksas At WAF 2019

The World Architecture Festival (WAF) has shared its second keynote of Massimiliano Fuksas, Co-founder, Director of Studio Fuksas and Honorary Member of WAC, from the WAF 2019 stage, as part of WAC's media partnership with WAF.

WAF's 2019 talks & keynotes series aim to bring exclusive talks of outstanding architects to audience who was not able to participate to the festival in 2019. 

Following the release of Elizabeth Diller's keynote on April 29, Italian architect Massimiliano Fuksas, takes you a journey over the studio's key projects and design approach in detail.

"This is the way which we work, we always try to design the landscape," says Fuksas in his keynote. 

Fuksas delivered a keynote address at the World Architecture Festival in Amsterdam on 5 December 2019. Massimiliano Fuksas followed a stellar line-up of over 48 speakers shaping the global architecture agenda over the three-day event, including Ben Van Berkel, Marc Koehler, Peter Cook, Andrew Whalley.

Watch Exclusive Keynote Of Massimiliano Fuksas At WAF 2019

In 1-hour keynote of Massimiliano Fuksas, the Italian architect gives a detailed glimpse of his key projects, starting from Admirant Entrance Building in Eindhoven, Netherlands, Bory Mall Shopping Centre in Bratislava, Slovakia, the refurbishment of the “Ex Unione Militare" in Rome, Italy, the Shenzen Bao’an International Airport, Terminal 3 building in Shenzen, China, Rhike Park & Music Theater and Exhibition Hall in Tbilisi to Georgia, Peres Peace House in Tel Aviv, Israel. 

Watch Exclusive Keynote Of Massimiliano Fuksas At WAF 2019

Throughout the talk, Massimiliano Fuksas is in conversation with Jeremy Melvin, Curator at World Architecture Festival, for a short, live Q&A session.

Watch Exclusive Keynote Of Massimiliano Fuksas At WAF 2019

Admirant Entrance Building in Eindhoven, Netherlands. Image © Moreno Maggi

Massimiliano Fuksas of Lithuanian descent, was born in Rome in 1944. He graduated in Architecture from the University of Rome “La Sapienza” in 1969. Since the 1980 he has been one of the main protagonists of the contemporary architectural scene.

With headquarters in Roma, Paris, Shenzhen and Dubai, Studio Fuksas, led by Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas, is one of the most outstanding international architectural firm in the world. 

Watch Exclusive Keynote Of Massimiliano Fuksas At WAF 2019

Music Theatre and Exhibition Hall in Rhike Park, in Tbilisi, Georgia. Image © Joel Rookwood

Over the past 40 years the company has developed an innovative approach through a strikingly wide variety of projects, ranging from urban interventions to airports, from museums to cultural centers and spaces for music, from convention centers to offices, from interiors to design collections.

Studio Fuksas has recently completed Guosen Securities Tower in Shenzhen, China. 

Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas has recently released "possible guidelines" for Covid-19 in an open letter.

Watch Exclusive Keynote Of Massimiliano Fuksas At WAF 2019

Refurbishment of the “Ex Unione Militare" in Rome, Italy. Image © Alessandra Chemollo

Watch Exclusive Keynote Of Massimiliano Fuksas At WAF 2019

Shenzen Bao’an International Airport, Terminal 3 building in Shenzen, China. Image © Archivio Fuksas

Watch Exclusive Keynote Of Massimiliano Fuksas At WAF 2019

Interior of Shenzen Bao’an International Airport, Terminal 3 building in Shenzen, China. Image © Archivio Fuksas

Watch Exclusive Keynote Of Massimiliano Fuksas At WAF 2019

Peres Peace House in Tel Aviv, Israel. Image © Amit Geron

The World Architecture Festival, with its sister event World Festival of Interiors (INSIDE), are organized annually and WAF hosts a number of distinguished architects discussing a specific theme each year over the three-day festival, as well as its global awards program. Architects and designers present their projects live to a panel of expert judges. 

This year, WAF and INSIDE, which are still planned in typical way despite of the pandemic, will take place between 2-4 December, in Lisbon. But entry deadline for WAF and INSIDE have been extended to 14 August, 2020. Start your entry from here.

World Architecture Community is official Media Partner for this year's festival and offers to its Professional Members 10% discounted tickets over regular festival prices during WAF registration and their entries per project submission! All you have to do is to upgrade your World Architecture Community membership to Professional here or visit your WAC Settings page and send us ([email protected]) an email to get your promo code for your WAF registration!

Top image courtesy of WAF unless otherwise stated. 

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