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Wed 11.29.2017

Innovative Housing: France/Denmark

AIA CES: 1.5 LU | 1.5 HSW

When: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 29

Where: At The Center   

Join the AIANY Housing Committee for its fourth program in a series that highlights exemplary international housing design. We'll hear from Jean-Christophe Masson of Hamonic+Masson & Associés based in Paris, France, and Kim Herforth Nielsen of 3XN based in Copenhagen, Denmark.

About Hamonic+Masson & Associés
Hamonic+Masson & Associés, founded in 1997, was nominated for the Mies van der Rohe prize in 2001, and in 2002 was awarded the Nouveaux Albums de la Jeune Architecture (NAJA).

The firm became recognised by the general public in 2003 by designing the Maison Métal for the Parc de la Villette. It was an event that placed Hamonic+Masson at the crossroads of art and architecture, a flexible place that allows for some adventurous undertakings. The firm has since opened a series of exhibitions and staged events such as the French Pavilion at the 2008 Venice Biennale and at the City of Architecture and Heritage, and has participated in numerous international conferences. In 2012, Hamonic+Masson received the “prix spécial AMO Saint-Gobain” for the construction of 62 social housing units on rue Villiot in Paris’ 12th arrondissement.

The practice intervenes in all sectors including housing, public facilities, retail, offices, infrastructure and urban design in France and internationally. It is presently participating in the debate on height that has become pressure point in Paris architecture. In 2015, the practice completed and delivered Paris’ first housing project measuring 50m since the 1970s, in the city’s Masséna district. Projects in the framework of the Grand Paris scheme are also currently being undertaken, notably the proposition for the Avenue Foch, which became one of the major projects backed by the Paris City Hall during Anne Hidalgo’s 2014 campaign for the Mayor of Paris.

About 3XN
3XN was founded in Aarhus, Denmark in 1986 by young architects Kim Herforth Nielsen, Lars Frank Nielsen and Hans Peter Svendler Nielsen. The three Nielsens quickly developed a reputation for creating buildings of substance with compelling aesthetics, supported by a strong theoretical foundation. This heritage continues to inform our work today, as we bring 3XN's vision to clients all over the world.

Since the start of the company in 1986, Kim Herforth Nielsen has been the creative driving force behind 3XN. He functions as the creative director and has overall responsibility for the architectural quality of 3XN’s work from the idea to the final result. Working closely with the Competition Department, Nielsen directs the group with a high degree of personal involvement in each project. Nielsen has been involved in all of the practice’s major projects, including the Sydney Fish Market, Quay Quarter Tower in Sydney, Copenhagen Arena, the aquarium The Blue Planet, Museum of Liverpool, Ørestad College in Copenhagen, Muziekgebouw Concert Hall in Amsterdam, IOC Headquarters in Lausanne, and the UN City HQ in Copenhagen and many more. Nielsen is often called upon as a jury member in International architectural competitions and as a lecturer at art academies and universities around the world. Since 2013, he has been chairman of architecture committee at Danish Arts Foundation.

Jean-Christophe Masson, Founding Principal, Hamonic+Masson & Associés
Kim Herforht Nielsen, Founder and Principal, 3XN

Organized by:
AIANY Housing Committee

Price: Free for AIA members and students with valid ID; $10 for general public
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