Festival Wege durch das Land • 20/05/2023


Gabriel Fauré, Trio
Jean Françaix, Trio
Dmitri Schostakowitsch, Trio op. 8
Manuel de Falla, 7 Canciones españolas

With the architect Alberto Veiga


Since 2004, the architect Alberto Veiga has left unmistakable traces in the cities of Europe. Together with his partner Fabrizio Barozzi he planned and built i.a. the Szczecin Philharmonic, the Bündner Kunstmuseum in Chur and the new Zurich Tanzhaus. For Veiga, the beginning of the creative process is always field research: the place needs to be understood, a feeling for it developed, only then does the creative process begin, Veiga himself describes it as a dialogue. In the case of the Szczecin Philharmonic, it was not only about architectural issues, such as the massive brick buildings of German tradition, the neo-Gothic churches that characterize the cityscape, but also about mentality and historical questions: resettlement from the East, the communist legacy, the destruction of the second world war. Veiga’s response to all of this is a bright, semi-transparent philharmonic with a gold-leafed interior. It was awarded the Mies van der Rohe Prize in 2015 and is now an object of national identification in Poland nationwide, a symbol of the move towards Europe. On this evening Alberto Veiga shares his visions with us in his ‹Speech to Architecture›, gives an insight into his working methods and an outlook on new projects.

Saturday, 20 May 2023, 18 Uhr

ZIF, Bielefeld