Chipperfield presents his innovative vision of architecture at IE University

14/03/2011 - General

More than 500 people attended the presentation of the Master Plan of the Circle of Art and Technology (in Spanish, CAT), which took place yesterday in IE University´s Aula Magna. The project seeks to position Segovia at the leading edge of technological innovation.


The presentation was made by prestigious British architect David Chipperfield, winner of the international competition held by Segovia´s city hall to build an architectural complex on the outskirts of the town. The complex will comprise an R&D building, a knowledge centre, museum, and a commercial and leisure centre for entrepreneurs together with a conference centre.


David Chipperfield yesterday recognised at IE University that he was "very excited" about the project, the main challenge of which "is to project an idea through buildings" with a broad range of designs. The presentation of the "CAT Master Plan" of Segovia marked the end of the second edition of the Architecture Week organised by IE School of Architecture, the division of the Charter of Architects in Segovia and Segovia City Hall.


Chipperfield, who has studios in London, Berlin, Milan and Shanghai, was joined in the event by the Vice-Dean of External Relations of IE School of Architecture, the architect Martha Thorne, and the representatives of the other three studios that won awards in the competition: Andrés Perea, Jerónimo Junquera, Juan Carlos Sancho and Sol Madridejos.


The event was attended by the Mayor of Segovia, Pedro Arahuetes, representatives from IE School of Architecture and the Charter of Architects, and numerous architecture students from IE University and other universities.


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