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Inside The Mind Of A Top Architect: Professionals From All Over The Globe Are Flying To Malta To Inspire The Island

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Architecture-lovers in Malta: it’s time to get inspired!

Some of architecture’s biggest names are visiting the island for some real talk on design, giving us a rare opportunity to meet and interact with people on the forefront of the profession.

The lineup for the second season of Architecture Alive features none other than Daniel Libeskind, the Polish-American designer known the world over for his stark and angular architecture, most famously the Jewish Museum in Berlin.

But first on the list is award-winning architect Alison Brooks, who is arriving this week for her talk on Saturday.

Brooks is currently acting president and creative director of one of the leading industry firms of her generation; Alison Brooks Architects. She was awarded 2013 Woman Architect of the Year by the Architect’s Journal in recognition of her work in housing, regeneration and education. In 2012 she and her team were awarded Architect of the Year and Housing Architect of the Year.

Taking to stage on Saturday at the Malta National Community Art Museum (MUZA) in Valletta, Brooks will detail how her award-winning firm developed a reputation for delivery of excellence in design and innovation, from urban regeneration to master planning, public buildings for the arts, to higher education and housing.

Ashley Road East, Tottenham Hale | Alison Brooks Architects


Ashley Road East, Tottenham Hale | Alison Brooks Architects

Second on the lineup is Italian architect and designer Claudio Silvestrin, who will deliver a talk on November 16th at the Italian Cultural Institute in Valletta.

Silvestrin studied under the well-reputed A.G. Fronzoni in Milan and at the Architectural Association in London.

With an astonishing portfolio that extends from Turin’s Museum of Contemporary Art to nearly a decade’s worth of Giorgio Armani stores worldwide and even Kanye West’s former New York loft, Silvestrin will definitely be bringing in a whole lot of experience and expertise to his Valletta talk.

Left to right: Turin's Museum of Contemporary Art, Giorgio Armani store, Kanye West's former New York loft. All photos from www.claudiosilvestrin.com

Left to right: Turin's Museum of Contemporary Art, Giorgio Armani store, Kanye West's former New York loft. All photos from www.claudiosilvestrin.com

Organised jointly by studjurban with the support of the Planning Authority, the mission of Architecture Alive is to attract global talent to host regular design talks in Malta.

This season’s lineup follows the success of last year, where Architecture Alive brought over Edinburgh-based architect and businessman Richard Murphy as well as Austria’s foremost architect Peter Lorenz.

The Architecture Alive series will continue in 2020 with a further three talks between January and May, from other big names from around the world like Harriet Harriss (dean at Pratt Institute School of Architecture), Daniel Libeskind (a Polish-American architect, artist, professor and set designer) and Elke Delugan-Meissl (who studied at the University of Technology in Innsbruck) throughout February, March and April 2020.

Tickets are selling fast, but season tickets and single event tickets are still available for those interested.

Season tickets, as well as daily event tickets, can be purchased online from this link.

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