Wim Eckert of E2A Architects will deliver the AAI Irish Concrete Society lecture for 2017.
E2A is an architectural studio founded in 2001 by Piet Eckert and Wim Eckert in Zurich.
Wim Eckert (born Zurich, 1969) studied Architecture at the ETH Zurich. He collaborated with OMA Office for Metropolitan Architecture in Rotterdam (1996-1997) and worked as an independent architect from 1997 onwards, prior to founding E2A. He regularly lectures and gives workshops at different universities and institutions. From 2009 to 2011 he was a visiting Professor for Architecture and Sustainable Building (Bachelors and Masters Degrees) at HafenCity University, Hamburg. Along with the teaching of architecture, the main focus of the visiting professorship was to develop a think-tank which encouraged research into sustainability vis-à-vis architecture, urban planning, the arts and engineering. Since 2014 he has been guest professor at the Accademia di Architettura in Mendrisio.
Photograph: Rasmus Norlander
This talk is organised in conjunction with the Irish Concrete Society. The Society was established in 1973 to cater for the needs of all who have an interest in concrete, in its widest sense. Thus, it is the primary organization in Ireland concerned with the technical aspects of design and construction in concrete.
The standard entry fee is €5, with the option of purchasing an official CPD receipt for an additional €5. Student entry will be at a reduced price of €2. Entry and CPD receipt for this event is free for AAI Annual pass holders and Irish Concrete Society members.