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Architecture and Cultural Identity


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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. He’ll be drawing 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. The new edition of Assemble Papers, which talks about some of these issues, will be released at the end of this event.

Hosted by Virginia Trioli.

A good event starts great conversations. Here’s your chance to stay back a while and meet guest speakers.

Presented in association with Naomi Milgrom Foundation and the Australian Institute of Architects. Image: Webb Bridge, by Denton Corker Marshall in collaboration with artist Robert Owen.


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. Projects under his design and supervi... Read more

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. Virginia is an honours graduate in Fine Arts from the University of Mel... Read more


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