Gloria Cabral + Guillaume Othenin-Girard
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
To be held virtually via Zoom
ZOOMIN: Visiting Professor Talks
@HKU Architecture
Our Construction
Gloria Cabral + Guillaume Othenin-Girard

Zoom Meeting ID: 931 8557 5725
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*The total number of attendance is limited to 300


Gloria Cabral is a Paraguayan architect living and working in Asuncion. She is a partner at Gabinete de Arquitec-tura since 2009 and along with Solano Benitez they research architecture’s capacity in the construction of society. In 2010 they were selected to participate in the Bienal Panamericana with the CRIT Teleton building. In 2014 she was selected to participate in the Rolex Mentor & Protégé program, which offered her the opportunity to work alongside architect Peter Zumthor in his Swiss studio. The studio received the Golden Lion at the 15th International Architecture Exhibition —La Biennale di Venezia for their contribution “Breaking the Siege”. In 2016 they won the Panorama prize for their project “Quincho de la Tia Coral”. In 2018, Gloria received the Moira Gemmill Prize for Emerging Architecture and participated as a juror of the RIBA prize Home of the Year. She is currently teaching studio at UNA in Paraguay and HKU in Hong Kong.

Lecture Abstract

The Gabinete de Arquitectura is a studio researching development in terms of capacity of the discipline in response to the construction of the society. This field of work has been reformulated from constructive techniques to alleged cities having vision and compromise with the future. During this time, the studio has integrated different partnerships, making the multidisciplinary approaches the reason of the hybrid and the enrichment of the professional answer of the architecture as a discipline. The teaching activity is an extension of these thoughts, where undergraduate and masters courses in different universities in Paraguay and around the world, samples the amplified stage of all this experiences. The professional activity had international prominence that is verified obtaining numerous awards and publications from the disciplinary contribution.

ZOOMIN: Visiting Professor Talks @ HKU Architecture

ZOOMIN, an online lecture series organized by the Department of Architecture, HKU, explores a new way of idea exchanges amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

In the spring of 2020, five distinguished international architects are invited as Visiting Professors to teach at HKU. Since mid-January, they all have been managing to overcome tremendous challenges to teach and communicate with HKU students via internet, from their own home-bases in London, Ljubljana, New York and Asunción. Now this program invites each of them to give a public lecture, via Zoom.

Speakers will share with the HKU community and the general public their architectural thinking and works. After each talk, a HKU professor will open a dialogue with the speaker, to discuss how the current pandemic is impacting our working, living and thinking, and how architecture can confront the dire social and environmental crisis alike.

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