Futuna Lecture Series 2016

GUEST LECTURER FOR FUTUNA LECTURE SERIES 2016

LENE TRANBERG – ARCHITECT

ARCHITECT MAA / PARTNER LUNDGAARD & TRANBERG ARCHITECTS

The Friends of Futuna Charitable Trust is delighted to announce that architect Lene Tranberg from Denmark will be the Futuna guest lecturer in 2016 and present the 6th Futuna Lecture Series in New Zealand during March 2016. Lene will give three lectures commencing in Auckland at the Art Gallery auditorium on Wednesday 16th March followed by Christchurch on Thursday 17th March. The Wellington lecture will be held in the Futuna Chapel on Saturday 19th March.

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Lene Tranberg

“A building should be generous. It should give more than it takes. It should take part in the life of the city and give something away for free”.

Lene has a distinctive career in Denmark working in and managing the practice of Lundgaard and Tranberg formed in 1985. This is a significant and creative practice, which has authored some of the most important cultural projects in Europe.  The firm gained prominence after the turn of the millennium with a number of high-profile buildings in Copenhagen, including most notably the Tietgenkollegiet student residences and the Royal Danish Playhouse. Both are generally considered to be among the most successful Danish buildings of the decade.

Lene has been at the helm of this practice for 30 years, and her work is characterised by extraordinary conceptual rigour, and humanist clarity, steeped in the humanist tradition exemplified by fellow Danish architect Jorn Utzon’s work. Winner of 5 RIBA European Awards, Danish Business Woman of the Year 2010, Knight of the Order of the Dannebrog and judge in international architectural competitions such as the Mies van der Rohe Award (2015). Lene has taught in Denmark and the United States and is an honorary member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA). Through her work Lene has accrued significant and worthy international acclaim. She will talk about her architectural philosophy and vision and demonstrate how these are incorporated into her work and that of her practice.

SEB Headquarters_2_ LT ArchitectsLene will give three lectures:

  • Auckland – Wednesday 16th March
  • Christchurch – Thursday 17th March
  • Wellington – Saturday 19th March

Venue and ticketing details will be announced later this year. Tickets will be available on-line at Dashtickets in January 2016. There will be CPD points for NZ registered architects.

The Futuna Lecture Series is the largest annual fundraising event for the Trust and would not be possible without the support, to date, of the following:

  • The Warren Trust
  • Auckland, Christchurch and Wellington branches of the NZIA

The Trust is grateful for this support in helping to bring this unique annual lecture series to NZ for the 6th year running.

Tranberg Projekt copyLENE TRANBERG – PROFILE

Lene Tranberg was born in 1956. In 1977, she was admitted to the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture where she studied under Professor Erik Christian Sørensen..

She established Lundgaard & Tranberg Architects with Boje Lundgaard in 1985, which they managed and developed together until 2004. Today the studio is run in collaboration with 6 other partners, employing 51 people. Lene is actively involved in the design of all projects as well as the general management of the firm.

In parallel with her career as a practicing architect, Lene began teaching at the Academy in 1986 and was employed there as a lecturer from 1989 to 1998. Lene is an adjunct professor at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen. She has served as visiting professor at The University of Washington, Seattle, and is an honorary member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA). Most recently, Lene was a member of the Jury at the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award 2015.

Her professional commitment has resulted in a number of critically acclaimed and prize-winning projects, generated by a sensory and site-specific approach to architecture. The projects are characterized by spaces that exude an atmosphere of generosity and openness across a broad range of experiences, with flowing transitions between building and nature that activate new identities and relationships within urban contexts.

EDUCATION

Architect MAA from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture, 1984

SELECTED BUILDINGS AND COMPETITIONS

2015 The Museum of Danish Resistance, Copenhagen. 1st prize in international competition.
2014 New retail and office building complex in the Trollhättan district in Stockholm. 1st prize in invited international competition.
2012 Axel Towers. New offices and corporate headquarters Copenhagen.
2012 The Natural History Museum. Copenhagen. 1st prize in international competition.
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2012 Culture Casbah, Malmö. 1st prize in invited international competition.
2011-2015 Niagara – New building for Malmö University. 1st prize in international competition.
2011-2014 The Danish Castle Centre in Vordingborg. 1st prize in invited competition.
2011 The Kvæsthus Project. Public new plaza and underground carpark by the Royal Playhouse. Copenhagen.
2011 Copenhagen Plant Science Centre. 1st prize in invited competition.
2011 Telakkaranta, Helsinki. 1st prize in invited international competition.
2009-2011 Sorø Art Museum, extension of the existing museum. 1st prize.Soro Art Museum_LT Architects
2009 The Langelinie Warehouse. New office building at the Copenhagen waterfront. 1st prize in international competition.
2005-2011 SEB Headquarters, Copenhagen.SEB Headquarters_1_LT Architects
2002-2008 The Royal Danish Playhouse. Copenhagen.1st prize in international competition.
2002-2007 Tietgen Dormitory_2_ LT ArchitectsThe Tietgen Dormitory. Copenhagen.
1st prize in invited international competition.
2002-2006 Copenhagen Business School “The Wedge”. Copenhagen. New faculty and campus development plan. 1st prize in two-phase international competition.

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS/ POSITIONS OF TRUST.

  • Judge for Mies van der Rohe Award 2015
  • Member of the Board at Gyldendal Publishing House
  • Examiner at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture in Copenhagen and Aarhus, appointed by the Academy council.
  • Adjunct Professor at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture.
  • CEO of the Danish Architecture Centre from 1998 to 2002.
  • Board Member Dreyer Foundation.

SELECTED HONOURS

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The Wedge – Copenhagen Business School

2014 Prince Eugen Medal for architecture, awarded by the Swedish Royal Family
2013 RIBA European Award for Sorø Art Museum
2011 RIBA European Award for the Harbour Isle Apartments and SEB Headquarters
2010 Honorary member of the American Institute of Architects, AIA
2010 Knight of the Order of the Dannebrog
2010 Danish Business Woman of the Year
2008 Honored as Senior Fellow of the Design Futures Council, Washington D.C
2008 RIBA European Award for the Royal Danish Playhouse
2008 RIBA European Award for the Tietgen Dormitory
2006 RIBA European Award for “the Wedge”, Copenhagen Business School
2006 The C.F. Hansen Medal – awarded by Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts
2005 Nykredit Bank’s Architecture Prize
2002 Prize of Honour awarded by Margot & Thorvald Dreyer’s foundation

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