The Paul S. Byard Memorial Lecture: Memory and Invention
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 6:30pm
The Paul S. Byard Memorial Lecture
Look: Memory and Invention
and Enrique Sobejano,
Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos
The Madrid-based firm Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos
is known for work that fosters a dialogue with the past. In San Sebastián, Spain, the team built an extension to the San Telmo Museum
—a collection dedicated to the history of Basque life, housed in a 16th-century Dominican convent—that features a perforated aluminum skin. And in Cordoba, the firm won the 2010 Aga Khan Award for Architecture for their Madinat al Zahra Museum
, a white concrete and weathering steel complex that sits atop a 10th-century Islamic archaeological site. Utilizing the ground planes of three excavated buildings as a starting point for new ones, the building weaves parts of the ancient palace city within its fabric. In "Look," GSAPP alumni and Fuensanta Nieto and Enrique Sobejano return Avery Hall for a lecture in memory of Paul S. Byard.
Photo of San Telmo Museum by Nieto Sobejano Arcquitectos courtesy of Roland Halbe. Event photos by Tina Gao, Columbia University GSAPP.