PROCESSING ENVIRONMENTS SYMPOSIUM 2012 / GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM BILBAO

The growing consciousness that a building is a device that performs primarily as an environmental regulator is shifting the focus of the discipline from tectonics to social and ecological processes: buildings establish the regime of energy exchange of the built environment by virtue of their geometry, their materiality etc… and therefore there is an opportunity to establish relationships between these performances and emerging architectural sensibilities and expressions.

Within these lines, the symposium will embrace and extended notion of environment by looking at the work of international architects, artists as well as research directors of recognised international institutions. Moreover, the symposium will tease out speculative directions for architecture that move beyond reductive approaches to ecology, as in “green” notions. The discussion will aim to bring together the work of practitioners and researchers to unveil novel and alternative methods of engaging, interacting and perceiving the environment from social, ecological and material perspectives.

Symposium participants:

Guggenheim Museum Bilbao introduction
Bilbao Town Hall introduction
Inaki Begiristain ETSASS
Eva Castro + Alfredo Ramirez (Groundlab)
Cristina Díaz Moreno + Efrén García Grinda
Juan Herreros
Toni Kotnik
Gramazio & Kohler
Marjetica Potrc (Guggenheim Guest)
Philippe Rahm (Institut Francais Guest)
Douglas Spencer
Alejandro Zaera-Polo

The symposium will be admission free register in the following link


Maider Llaguno Munitxa, Jose Sabas, Juan Ignacio Vidarte, Clara Oloriz Sanjuan


Douglas Spencer


Toni Kotnik


Efren Garcia Grinda, Cristina Diaz Moreno


Marjetica Potrc


Marjetica Potrc


Fabio Gramazio


Alejandro Zaera-Polo


Efren Garcia Grinda, Cristina Diaz Moreno, Alejandro Zaera-Polo, Fabio Gramazio, Philippe Rahm, Douglas Spencer, Eva Castro, Alfredo Ramirez, Marjetica Potrc, Toni Kotnik, Inaki Begiristain


Clara Oloriz Sanjuan, Maider Llaguno Munitxa, Efren Garcia Grinda, Cristina Diaz Moreno, Alejandro Zaera-Polo, Fabio Gramazio, Philippe Rahm, Douglas Spencer, Eva Castro, Alfredo Ramirez, Marjetica Potrc, Toni Kotnik, Inaki Begiristain