Leopold Banchini Architects (expo & conference)

14/09 > 04/10 LEOPOLD BANCHINI ARCHITECTS (CH) EXPO + TALK RECYCLART Recyclart has invited the architect Leopold Banchini (CH) to imagine and design a temporary installation in public space during the Recyclart summerfestival ‘Holidays’. BACKDROP is the name of this elegant, ambitious, joyful and totally extravagant construction that is built this summer in front of Recyclart. In September we go deeper into this construction with a conference by the architect and an exhibition. Conference / Presentation (English) Recyclart 28/09 (3€) – 20.30 Expo Recyclart - free 14/09 > 04/10 Leopold Banchini Architects is a multidisciplinary research team exploring the frontiers of space making. Deliberately ignoring borders and embracing globalisation, it aims to expend the traditional definitions of project making using DIY culture as a mean of emancipation. Deeply rooted in architectural history, it is interested as much in contemporary popular cultures as in vernacular traditions and crafts. Addressing architecture as a form of social action, it places political and environmental forces at the very heart of its practice. Leopold Banchini Architects produces work ranging from small self-built installation to large urban scale public projects. It has built for a multitude of cultural institution such as the Musée du quai Branly, the Centre Pompidou, MOT Tokyo, Le Centre Culturel Suisse Paris, Swissnex San Francisco, The ministry of Culture of Bahrain, the Montreux Jazz Festival, BIG Geneva, and now Brussels. Leopold Banchini Architects invests widely in research, cultural exchanges and knowledge transmission. It has conducted numerous workshops, debates and lectures worldwide. Leopold Banchini has been teaching at the HEAD Geneva and the ETH Lausanne and is currently the head of the Studio for Immediate Spaces at the Sandberg Institute in Amsterdam. Leopold Banchini Architects has gained a wide recognition through a number of prizes and publications. Amongst other, it was awarded the Golden Lion at the Venice Architectural Biennale, the Swiss Art Awards and the first prize for the CEVA Champel public space competition. Its work has been presented at the Swiss Architecture Museum, Art Basel – Design at Large, CCB Lisbon, Victoria and Albert Museum in London, MUDAC in Lausanne, etc. Its projects have been published in the most renowned design blogs and a wide number of international paper publications. Leopold Banchini and Daniel Zamarbide worked under the name BUREAU A until 2016.