Futuna Lecture Series 2016




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Lene Tranberg

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.

“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.

More details about Lene and the lecture series is available here.