Architecture in the City: Architecture and Cultural Identity

Architecture in the City: Architecture and Cultural Identity

In this video, architect David Gianotten draws on research he did for the Venice Architecture Biennale, talking about why it’s important to immerse yourself in a city in order to appropriately design for its culture. He’s joined in conversation by Virginia Trioli.

The new edition of Assemble Papers, which talks about some of these issues, was released at the end of this event.

David Gianotten is a managing director of the worldwide OMA architectural practice founded by Rem Koolhaas. He is based in Hong Kong and leads OMA in the Asia Pacific region.

Presented in association with Naomi Milgrom Foundation and the Australian Institute of Architects.


Portrait of David Gianotten

David Gianotten

David Gianotten joined OMA in 2008, launched OMA’s Hong Kong office in 2009, and became partner at OMA in 2010. David Gianotten leads OMA’s large portfolio in the Asia Pacific region and he is one of the three managing directors of the worldwide OMA Holding.

Portrait of Virginia Trioli

Virginia Trioli

Two-time Walkley Award winner, Virginia Trioli has an established reputation as a radio host, television presenter, news reporter, features writer and columnist. She currently anchors ABC News Breakfast on ABC 1 and ABC News 24.

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