Rothwell Chair Symposium 2021 – University of Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning

Date and time

Thursday April 29, 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. AEST. See the recording here.


Today we have to rethink how we want to live. What do we expect from the living space?

How to find the conditions to create innovative and affordable housing in cities (in the sense of the amount of space and the quality of life it offers), while many large cities are now demolishing existing housing in favor of unaffordable “investment” housing? This session will highlight experiences of innovative and qualitative affordable housing solutions and innovative embodiments in Europe.


Associate Professor Dagmar Reinhardt, Head of Architecture, Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning


Hannes Frykholm, Rothwell Chair Postdoctoral Fellow, Sydney School of Architecture, Design, and Planning from August 2021


Anne Lacaton & Jean Philippe Vassal, winners of the 2021 Pritzker Architecture Prize, created Lacaton & Vassal in Paris (1987) and have since been daring through the design of new buildings and transformation projects. For more than three decades, they have designed private and social housing, cultural and academic institutions, public spaces and urban strategies.

Andreas Hofer studied architecture at the Swiss Institute of Technology in Zurich. In 2018 he was elected director of the International Building Exhibition in Stuttgart (Internationale Bauausstellung 2027 StadtRegion Stuttgart). In Zurich, he mainly worked as a consultant and project developer for innovative cooperative housing projects as a Kraftwerk1 and mehr als wohnen (more than living).

Florian K̦hl based fatkoehl architects, a Berlin-based architectural firm, in 2002. The studio seeks ways to connect people through architecture with their urban environment and has led efforts to develop alternative architectural production models in the Berlin housing market in the early 2000s. They were instrumental in the development of a new construction approach Рco-housing Рwhich provided for major involvement of their clients in the construction process and led to a new type of construction. architecture fusing the creativity of the client with the design vision of the architect. Florian K̦hl studied and taught for several years at the Technical University of Berlin and at the Bartlett School of Architecture in London. He is co-founder of the NBBA (Network of Co-housing Architects in Berlin), Teameleven and Instant City, Berlin.

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