Διάλεξη: "Η εικόνα ως αφήγημα και παράδειγμα"
Τρίτη 6 Δεκεμβρίου 2016, 19:30, Σχεδιαστήριο 5, Τμήμα Αρχιτεκτόνων, Πανεπιστήμιο Πατρών
Elia Zenghelis (b. Athens, 1937) is an architect and teacher of architecture, dividing his time between Greece, Switzerland, the UK and the U.S.A. He studied and taught from 1956 to1986 at the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London.
He is one of the original founders of OMA (the Office for Metropolitan Architecture) in partnership with Rem Koolhaas until 1987, when he established Gigantes Zenghelis Architects in Athens, Greece with Eleni Gigantes.
He has been tenured Professor of Architecture at the Dusseldorf Academy of Fine Arts 1989- 2002 (Dusseldorf Kunstakademie), and at the Accademia di Archittetura in Mendrisio, 2002-2008.
He has taught at the Berlage Institute Rotterdam for 20 years; Visiting Professor at Columbia University, New York, Princeton University, UCLA, and other schools of architecture in the United States, Mexico, South America (Neuquen Argentina, La Paz Bolivia, Bogota Colombia, Montevideo Uruguay), ETSAB Barcelona, Pamplona Spain and at the Kogakuin University, Tokyo, Japan; since 1998 visiting professor at the EPFL Lausanne, the ETH in Zurich.
During the Academic Year 2012-2013, he lectured at the Universities of Beijing and South China in Guanzhou, China, taught at the Architecture School of the University of Thessaly, Greece, the School of Architecture at the Universitad Piloto, Bogota, Colombia, the AA School of Architecture and the Bartlett UCL, London where he also was appointed researcher for the city of Athens, Greece.
In the Academic Year 2014-2015 he taught for the Diploma Thesis at the ETH Zurich, at the AA School of Architecture, London, the Iowa State University, Rice University at Houston Texas, the University of Thessaly, Greece, and lectured at the School of Architecture in Nicosia, Cyprus, the ETH Zurich, the New York City Greek Consulate and the IIT Chicago.
He was Visiting Professor for the Advanced Studio at the Yale School of Architecture, in the Fall Semesters of 2013 and 2015 and is scheduled to repeat this in the Fall Semester 2017.
In 2016 he ran a workshop at the Iowa State University in January and the University of Thessaly, in April; was external examiner at the AA School of Architecture in June and is currently running an architecture and urban design studio at the University of Patras Graduate School of Architecture. He is scheduled to run one more workshop at the Iowa State University in January 2017, and an architecture and urban design studio at the University of Patras Graduate School of Architecture for the Spring Semester 2017.
He is a regular visiting critic at the ETH Zurich and Professor Emeritus at the University of Thessaly, Greece from which he was recently awarded an honorary doctorate. He has served as External Examiner at the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL, London, the Architectural Association School of Architecture, London, and the Edinburgh College of Art, and has served seven times as juror on the Mies van der Rohe Prize for European Architecture, at Barcelona. He was awarded the RIBA Annie Spink Award for outstanding contribution to architectural education in 2001 and the UIA Prize for outstanding contribution to education in 2004. As an architect he has won the Mies van der Rohe award for Checkpoint Charlie (Berlin, 1989) and the Eternit award for the same building. He has served the Greek Ministry of Culture and the Environment in numerous appointments, including Commissioner for the Greek Architecture Pavilion, at the Venice International Architecture Biennale 2000.