Context: Informing Architecture. A talk on Adjaye Associates’ projects

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Upon an invitation from the Bakala Foundation, Glenn DeRoche of Adjaye Associates, one of today’s leading architecture studios, will come to Prague to give a talk. The talk, which will take place at 6pm on 24 October at the DOX Centre for Contemporary Art, will be followed by the announcement of the results of the Kaplicky Internship competition for architecture students, whose winner will receive a paid internship at Adjaye Associates.

This globally active London studio, which has realized projects on four continents, is known primarily because of its projects for cultural institutions. One example is the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington DC, which won two design of the year awards in 2017.

Glenn DeRoche has worked for Adjaye Associates since 2010, where he has spent the past several years working on the studio’s key projects in three of its worldwide branches – New York, Accra (Ghana), and London. As Project Director at the London office, he is currently responsible for the studio’s projects in Africa. In his talk Context: Informing Architecture, he will present three completed projects by Adjaye Associates and focus on how context can be used to inform the design process and result in an architecture of place, rather than placing architecture.

The presented projects will include:

DC Libraries (Washington DC, USA) – Francis A. Gregory Neighborhood Library and William O. Lockridge / Bellevue Library in Washington DC

Sugar Hill Housing (New York, USA) – a project of affordable housing in Harlem

Hallmark Tower (Johannesburg, South Africa) – a mixed-used development in Johannesburg

Admission to the lecture is free with prior registration at: https://adjaye.eventbrite.com

The event is intended for architects and for members of the general public with an interest in architecture.

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The Kaplicky Internship competition is organized by the Bakala Foundation in collaboration with the Design Museum in London and the Kaplicky Centre.