Keynote Address: Alex Matovic - Grimshaw Architects (Melbourne)

"Touching the Earth Lightly: A Responsive Architecture."

Abstract:

Architecture in this century has a responsibility.  It must respond to a wide range of forces that act upon it, whether  that is economic, social, environmental or a purely pragmatic response to a difficult site.  It should be of and connected to its time, while being timeless in its craft. Neil will outline an approach to design, citing examples from across the globe such as the Eden Project and Southern Cross Station, that allows the creation of a responsive architecture. One that ultimately can provide great aspiration without relying on an outcome driven by stylistic sensibilities. 

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