Public Lecture Series

Alfredo Payá

Alfredo Payá
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Lecture Title:
More Than a Building
Room 726, Knowles Building, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Alfredo Payá

About the Speaker:

Alfredo Payá Benedito is a guest teacher in several universities and habitual lecturer in different institutions. He has organized seminars and workshops in diverse architectural meetings in Spain and others foreign Countries. Winner of different national and international competitions, his built work has received awards in many occasions, pointing up the award prize COACV in the years 1996 and 2001, Camuñas prize for younger architects in 1996, Architetti prize in 1998, selected in the V, VI, XII, Biennal of Spanish Architectture in the years 1999, 2001 and 2013 and housing prize XII Biennal, has been finalist of the VI edition of the Mies Van der Rohe, European prize of Architecture, and I edition Borromini Prizes. His complete work has been reviewed in different publications including el croquis, Casabella, Quaderns, GA, Arquitectura Viva, C3, db, and the Phaidon Atlas of Contemporary World Architecture among others. His work has been exhibit in national and international exhibitions. Has been chosen for the Biennal of Venezia, in 2000 and 2002 representing the Spanish Pavillion. At the beginning of 2006 founded the noname 29 office, where he develops his work at present.

Lecture Synopsis:

“More than a Building” is about building public space at the same time that we are making a building. To escape from the idea of making buildings as objects, to escape from the idea of making building only used for the function for which they are created. Buildings capable to create something more than a building, this kind of constructions that are able to configure space around: under, on, behind, next to, above…them…. The Research that we are making in my office from the nineties to nowadays. Each one of these buildings, each one of the Public Spaces that these buildings generate are connected with a concept, and all these concepts are in the aim of these projects.

****All interested are welcome****