Lecture: "Architecture as a Vector of Culture. The Louvre Abu Dhabi Experience."
A good opportunity to see an interesting project and discern some doubts about the project and cultural controversy arose around it.
Model. Louvre Abu Dhabi. Ateliers Jean Nouvel.
Hala Wardé holds an architectural degree from the École Speciale d´Architecture in Paris where she studied with Paul Virilio (1986-89) and with Jean Nouvel in 1990, Wardé worked on the Endless Tower project for La Défense near París, the Law Court of Nantes and the stadium for the Paris World Cup competition. Named project manager in 1994, Wardé has directed projects such as the Museum of Advertisement at the Louvre Museum and the re-structuring of the Arab World Institute in Paris, and internationally, she has directed the Young In guest house in Seoul and a building at Expo 2000 in Hanover.
Wardé became a Partner at AJN in 1999 and has been involved in major proyects throughout Europe, Asia, the Middle East and the USA including the Carnegie Science Centre in Pittsburgh or the Guggenheim Temporary Museum in Tokyo, among others. In 2008, Wardé established HW Architecture, her own office, in partnership with AJN. She recently took charge of the One New Change office and retail building in London City and the Landmark Center for hotel, apartments, retail and entertainment in the city centre of Beirut. Wardé currently works on the Louvre Museum in Abu Dhabi, which she has been leading and overseeing since its inception in 2007.
Date: 10 February at 13.00h.
Venue: IE Segovia Campus-Refectory
Lecture: by Hala Wardé, Ateliers Jean Nouvel. “Architecture as a Vector of Culture: The Louvre Abu Dhabi Experience”