Archive 2006

Elias Torres next Black Speaker

Forum esplanade, Barcelona by Lapena Torres

I know Elias Torres to be a remarkable thinker and marvellous architect and believe he is one of the most important European architects practising today. Through his extensive public and private projects he raises architecture to the level of art.‘ – Glenn Murcutt

Spanish architect Elias Torres will present the next Black talk in Sydney on 27 July and Melbourne on 28 July.

Elias Torres and his partner Jose Antonio Martinez-Lapena are renowned in Spain for sensitive additions in and around historic buildings in order to ensure their viability in the 21st century.

One of their most recent projects the Forum 2004 Esplanade addresses all the current issues facing cities around the world – with sustainability at its core.

The Forum esplanade had to complete the end of an important Barcelona avenue and finally allow it to reach the sea. What Lapena Torres designed is an inspirational structure that combines on its roof a huge solar collector panel and makes a place for people by the sea.

It was described by the Mies van der Rohe Award jury as ‘One of the most extraordinary structures … based on the themes of cultural understanding, social justice and sustainable development.’

We’ve got a press release you can read for more information.

You can now book and pay online:*

Book online Sydney, 27 July, 2006

Book online Melbourne, 28 July, 2006

If you want to book the old fashioned way phone the AAA on 02 8297 7283

*Online payment uses an external payment gateway