Steven Holl - 'Urbanisms: Working With Doubt'
The Glasgow School of Art

Event Type:

Friday Event


Glasgow Film Theatre


15 Jan 2010
11:00 - 13:00



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Steven Holl - 'Urbanisms: Working With Doubt'

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Steven Holl
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Steven Holl will discuss five projects from 2009, the Knut Hamsun Center in Norway, Linked Hybrid in China, Horizontal Skyscraper in China, the Herning Museum of Art in Denmark.

Steven Holl Architects have been appointed to design the new GSA estate opposite the Mackintosh Building. This design development process has started but is at an early stage. This presentation therefore will not focus on the design for the new GSA building but will illustrate Steven Holl's architectural practice.

Steven Holl has realized cultural, civic, academic and residential projects both in the United States and internationally. Notable work includes the Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art in Helsinki, Finland (1998), Sarphatistraat Offices, Amsterdam (2000) and Chapel of St. Ignatius, Seattle, Washington (1997).  Most recently completed are the Linked Hybrid mixed-use complex in Beijing, China (2009), third on TIME magazine's list of Architectural Marvels of 2007, the Knut Hamsun Center in Hamarøy, Norway (2009), and the Herning Center of the Arts in Herning, Denmark (2009).  In June 2007 the much celebrated addition to The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, Missouri opened to the public.

Steven Holl is a tenured Professor at Columbia University's Graduate School of Architecture and Planning. He has lectured and exhibited widely and has published numerous texts including Anchoring (1989), Parallax (2000), Idea and Phenomena (2002), and Luminosity/Porosity (2006). In early 2007 House: black swan theory (Princeton Architectural Press), and Architecture Spoken (Rizzoli) were published.  In 2009, his new book, Urbanisms: Working With Doubt (Princeton Architectural Press) was published.

Steven Holl is a member of the American National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB), the American Institute of Architects, the American Association of Museums, the Honorary Whitney Circle, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Drawing Center; and the International Honorary Committee, Vilpuri Library, of the Alvar Aalto Foundation.

The Friday Event Lecture Series is The Glasgow School of Art's flagship public lecture series, and brings major international speakers (including artists, architects, designers, historians and cultural theorists) to the city of Glasgow.