Mark Burry: Embedded with Gaudi

March 21, 2011

A free public lecture from Professor Mark Burry, exploring Gaudi’s vision for the Sagrada Familia and how Gaudi’s approach can inform contemporary design practice.

RMIT Professor Mark Burry will present a free public lecture on Thursday 24 March, exploring Antoni Gaudi’s vision for the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, and how Gaudi’s vision is relevant to current design challenges.

Mark Burry has been following Gaudi’s vision for the Sagrada Familia for almost a third of a century, studying the intellectual framework the Spanish architect left for the unfinished basilica. The rigour of geometry Gaudi utilised has provided his successors – Burry included – with a code to follow in order to engage with his ideas and plans for the completion of the project.

What is the relevance of Gaudi’s legacy to current design practice? Mark Burry will discuss Gaudi’s approach in the context of contemporary design challenges.

*When* Thursday 24 March, 6.30-7.30pm
*Where* Auditorium, Level 5 Storey Hall, RMIT University, 336-348 Swanston Street Melbourne
*Booking essential*, as seating is limited. RSVP by Friday 18 March, to events@rmit.edu.au with the subject line “Gaudi lecture”

Professor Mark Burry is the Executive Architect and Researcher to the Temple Sagrada Familia in Barcelona. This is the first time in six years that Mark Burry has given a free public lecture on Gaudi in Melbourne.


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