RICHARD ENGLAND la Spiru Haret


La invitatia Universitatii Spiru Haret, prin amabila mijlocire a distinsului nostru coleg si prieten conf.dr.arh. Adrian Mahu, vom avea privilegiul vizitei cunoscutului arhitect maltez Richard England, figura aparte a postmodernismului in arhitectura.
Richard England va conferentia in ziua de vineri 08.10.2010, la Facultatea de Arhitectura din cadrul Universitatii Spiru Haret, din Bucuresti, in sala Studio din str.Ion Ghica (intrarea prin str.Doamnei), incepand cu ora 10.00. Cu acest prilej arhitectului maltez i se va conferi titlul de Doctor Honoris Causa al Universitatii Spiru Haret. Invitam pe studentii nostri sa participe la acest eveniment deosebit care marcheaza in mod fericit inceputul anului universitar 2010-2011.

Reproduc mai jos prezentarea succinta a lui Richard England, asa cum apare ea pe blogul oficial al arhitectului.

Architect Richard England’s buildings and designs have earned him numerous International Awards, including six International Academy of Architecture Awards and two Commonwealth Association of Architects Regional awards. Other awards include the Gold Medal of the City of Toulouse in 1985, the International Committee of Architectural Critics Silver medal in 1987, the 1988 Georgia, USSR Biennale Laureate Prize and an IFRAA – AIA Award for Relifious Architecture in 1991. In 1996 he was the winner of the International Prize at the III Architectural Bienal of Costa Rica and in 2000 he was the recipient of the Gold medal of the Belgrade Architectural Triennale. In 2002 he was invited by the National Council of Culture and Art in Mexico to deliver the key address at the Luis Barragan Memorial Symposium.
England’s work remains as firm and inspirational as the unique citadel of stone that is the island of Malta / Dennis Sharp

Richard England si distingue tra gli architetti Europei per il possesso e la capacita di esprimere una felicita quasi instintiva nella gioia di fare architecttura / Paolo Portoghesi

Richard England possiede un tocco particolare per gli spazii sacri e riesce a toccare le note alte dell’universo magico del invenzione per muovere l’anima / Mario Pisani

As one of the innovative architects of his generation to b reak early with orthodox Modernism Richard England has achieved world-wide recognition for his buildings in Malta / Chris Abel

England has an extraordinary ability to transform something quite unprepossessing and simple into a work of value, to turn a programme of limited scope into something of an event, a celebration, even a ritual / Charles Knevitt