ONA Fokushalle E7

The Property DramaArno Brandlhuber and Christopher Roth in conversation with Patrik Schumacher and Alex Lehnerer

In recent years Brandlhuber+ has been dedicated to the idea of legislation in architecture as a main factor for the built environment. This mindset resulted in built and theoretical investigations, such as the ARCH+ issue Legislating Architecture, and the 2016 film Legislating Architecture, made in collaboration with Christopher Roth. The film and its recent second chapter, The Property Drama, will be shown and discussed during the event.

The lecture will be followed by a conversation with Patrik Schumacher and Alexander Lehnerer.

Arno Brandlhuber is an architect and urban planner based in Berlin. In 1992 he started his first practice in Cologne, where he realised numerous projects including the Neanderthal Museum, Kölner Brett, and Crystal. Since 2006, he has run the collaborative architectural practice Brandlhuber+, whose recent projects include Brunnenstrasse 9 and Antivilla. He holds a professorship at ETH Zurich.

Christopher Roth works as an artist and director. His practice may be best understood as a proactive intellectual scholarship combining the factual and fictitious with both analytic and poetic qualities. Roth’s work seeks to understand how information, words, pictures, and ideas are received, travel, and are mediated at a constantly accelerating pace. His work has been included in several exhibitions and congresses around the world.

Patrik Schumacher is an architect and architectural theorist based in London. He is the principal of the architecture practice Zaha Hadid Architects and was the lead architect of ZHA’s first completed project—the Vitra Fire Station—and together with Hadid, has co-authored almost all the firm’s built works to date. He is also lecturing worldwide and recently held the John Portman Chair in Architecture at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design.

Alexander Lehnerer an architect and urban designer, currently holds a professorship at ETH Zurich. Prior to that he was based in Chicago, where he was a professor at the University of Illinois, School of Architecture. His Zurich-based architectural practice, Ciriacidis Lehnerer Architekten, tries to understand architecture as cultural practice by relentlessly exploring urban and architectural conditions—their forms, ingredients, and rules.