Sydney: Latitude 33° Mathias Klotz and Carla Ruttimann

March 16, 2010

Multi-award winning Chilean architects Mathias Klotz and Carla Ruttimann discuss the design challenges for two nations living on Latitude 33°.

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Multi-award winning Chilean architects, Mathias Klotz and Carla Ruttimann discuss design differences, similarities and the unique challenges facing two nations both living on the southern side of the globe, at Latitude 33°.

Organised by the Australian Institute of Architects and in conjunction with the Council on Australian Latin American Relations, the duo will be joined by Alec Tzannes Dean of Architecture at the University of NSW, Vladimir Sitta Director, Terragram, and Jorge Hrdina Director, Jorge Hrdina Architect.

Klotz and Ruttimann will discuss their projects, key influences and issues affecting architecture and landscape design in Chile today and into the future.

Mathias Klotz is one of the best-known Chilean architects working today. His large range of projects include cultural landmarks such as Casa Klotz in Tongoy Chile, Casa Reutter in Cachagua Chile, Colegio Altamira in Santiago Chile and Casa Ponce in Buenos Aires Argentina. In 2001 he became the Dean of the Faculty of Architecture of the Diego Portales University in Santiago de Chile.

Architect and landscape architect, Carla Ruttimann, is President of the Chilean Institute of Landscape Architects. Founding partner of Rencoret & Ruttimann Architecture and Landscape, Ms Ruttimann has more than 20 years of experience on public and private projects, and has received many major awards and international recognition for her work.

Their visit will coincide with an exhibition of Klotz’s work at the *Instituto Cervantes* at 22-24 City Road, Chippendale Sydney from 22-29 March.

*Latitude 33° – design issues for nations living on latitude 33º*
*When* Tuesday 23 March 6.30pm
*Where* Tusculum House, 3 Manning Street, Potts Point, Sydney


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