Humboldt Volcano Erupts

The architects and professors Elizabeth Sikiaridi and Frans Vogelaar were invited to think about the future of the Humboldt Forum with two spectacular designs to transform the imposing Prussian palace new style: the Humboldt Volcano and the Humboldt Jungle.

Lecture
Discussion
19.00-22.00, 6 January 2018

Berlijnse Avonden e.V.
Berlin

Under Berlin
lies a
Volcano

The Dutch and Flemish cultural association “Berlijnse Avonden e.V” presents Humboldt Jungle and Humboldt Volcano and invites you on January 6 to the studio of Elizabeth Sikiaridi and Frans Vogelaar, the architects for the new Berlin city palace – the Humboldt Forum – the Humboldt Volcano and the Humboldt Jungle have been designed.
The architects and professors Elizabeth Sikiaridi and Frans Vogelaar were invited to think about the future of the city palace and, among others, inspired by Alexander von Humboldt, with two spectacular designs to transform the imposing Prussian palace new style: the Humboldt Volcano and the Humboldt Jungle.

We are talking with architects about their designs, their current projects, their participation in the discussions in the Humboldt Forum and their future expectations and of course about Humboldt himself.

Elizabeth Sikiaridi and Frans Vogelaar are the initiators of Hybrid Space Lab. In addition to a Design Lab, Hybrid Space Lab also has a Think Tank that focuses on cultural innovation. Hybrid Space Lab is currently developing the “Diplomacy Lab” series in collaboration with the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Harvard John F. Kennedy School of Government.

Professor Elizabeth Sikiaridi was born in London and grew up in Athens. She studied architecture and urbanism at the École d’Architecture de Belleville in Paris and at the Technische Universität Darmstadt. She gave and gives lectures at the University of Duisburg-Essen and at the Hochschule Ostwestfalen-Lippe. She worked as an architect for Behnisch & Partner in Stuttgart and was involved in the projects of the Bundesbank in Frankfurt and the Bundestag in Bonn there.

Professor Frans Vogelaar was born in the Netherlands and grew up in Zimbabwe and the Netherlands. He studied industrial design at the Design Academy Eindhoven and architecture and urban design at the Architectural Association School of Architecture (AA) in London. He worked at the architecture and design office Studio Alchymia (Alessandro Mendini) in Milan and at the Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA / Rem Koolhaas) in Rotterdam. Frans is the founder of the Hybrid Space Department at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne, a university art course that brings art and design together with innovation.

Frans and Elizabeth also work as a professor for the Politecnico di Milano Design School in Milan, the GUtech School of Urban Planning and Architecture in Muscat, Oman, at the China University of Geosciences, Wuhan, China and as visiting professors at the Central Academy of Fine Arts Beijing, China.