Los Angeles, CA
The Architecture/Landscape/Interiors Department at OTIS College of Art and Design is pleased to announce the George H. Scanlon Foundation Lecture REDUX by WINY MAAS
Wednesday 20 February 2013 7:30 PM
Ahmanson Auditorium limited, open seating starting at 7:00 PM
at THE MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, LOS ANGELES 250 SOUTH GRAND AVENUE LOS ANGELES CA 90012
Through the initiative and support of its President, Pat Scanlon, the GEORGE H. SCANLON FOUNDATION has generously funded an annual George H. Scanlon Foundation Lecture since 1998.
The George H. Scanlon Foundation Lecture REDUX celebrates this enduring and successful 15-year lecture series by featuring its first lecturer, WINY MAAS, who will present and compare the work of MVRDV between1998 and 2013.
WINY MAAS Prof. Ir. Ing FRIBA HAIA (1959, Schijndel, The Netherlands) is one of the co-founding Directors of the global architecture and urban planning firm MVRDV, based in Rotterdam, Netherlands. Mr. Maas is also a Visiting Professor at ETH Zurich, as well as Professor and Director of The Why Factory, a research institute for the future city that he founded in 2008 at TU Delft. Previously Winy Maas served as Professor at MIT, Ohio State University, Yale University and the Berlage Institute, where he was curator of Indesem 2007. Winy Maas also designs stage sets and objects, and most recently was appointed urban supervisor for the city of Almere, Netherlands.
MVRDV was set up in Rotterdam (the Netherlands) in 1993 by Winy Maas, Jacob van Rijs and Nathalie de Vries. MVRDV engages globally in providing solutions to contemporary architectural and urban issues. Its research-based and highly collaborative design method engages experts from all fields, clients and stakeholders in the creative process. The results are exemplary and outspoken buildings, urban plans, studies and objects, which enable cities and landscapes to contribute towards a better future. MVRDV’s projects vary and range from buildings of all types and sizes, to urban designs, publications and installations. Realized projects include the Dutch Pavilion for the World EXPO 2000 in Hannover, the TV & radio broadcasting station Villa VPRO, the iconic social housing project Mirador in Madrid, and more recently the DNB bank headquarters in Oslo and a public library in Spijkenisse, Netherlands.