On September 22nd, the Open Lecture Series of the architecture department will kick off its autumn season at Kanuti Gildi SAAL (Pikk 20, Tallinn) with lecture by Jannis Merz from Snøhetta, talking about playground morphologies.
Graduated at the University of Innsbruck, Jannis started working as an architect for Snøhetta in 2013, contributing to several international projects, like for example the cable car station in Bolzano, strengthening Snøhettas philosophy focusing on the deep connection between architecture and landscape. In Snøhettas work, landscape is more than context – it is often utilized as a social democratic tool, allowing human interaction.
In collaboration with the French studio Cao Perrot, he worked at the innovative project for Swarovski Crystal World in Wattens. The so-called “Playtower” is a prototypical example of a building that uses landscape vocabulary in a series of stacked interior spaces.
The Open Lecture Series of the Estonian Academy of Arts architecture faculty invites renowned architects, theoreticians, architecture critics and urbanists to Tallinn to speak about the latest ideas and points of view making ripples in architecture, design, city planning and critical thinking. The lectures are in English, free and open to anyone and especially intended for architecture students and professionals of the field as well as the general audience interested in matters concerning space.
Open Lecture Series is supported by Estonian Cultural Endowment and organised by the Estonian Academy of Arts architecture department.