14th IDC Keynote Speakers: Anne Lacaton and Jean Philippe Vassal
14th IDC Keynote Speakers: Anne Lacaton and Jean Philippe Vassal
DATE: 6/9/2016
docomomo International has the pleasure to announce that Anne Lacaton and Jean Philippe Vassal will present a keynote lecture on the 14th International docomomo Conference - "Adaptive Reuse. The Modern Movement Towards the Future" (Lisboa, 6-9 September 2016).

Anne Lacaton
Born in France in 1955. Graduated from the School of architecture of Bordeaux in 1980.
Visiting professor at the University of Madrid, Master Housing 2007-2013, at the EPFL Lausanne, 2004, 2006 and 2010-11, Harvard GSD 2011 & 2015

Jean Philippe Vassal
Born in Casablanca, Morocco in 1954. Graduated from the school of architecture of Bordeaux in 1980.
Worked as urban planner in Niger (West Africa) from 1980 to 1985.
Professor at the UDK in Berlin since 2012. Visiting professor at the TU in Berlin (2007-10), and at the EPFL Lausanne in 2010-11.

Main works:
Office Lacaton & Vassal based in Paris, has an international practice, working on various programs of public buildings, housing and urban planning.
The main works completed by the office : a contemporary art center in Dunkerque, the Palais de Tokyo, Paris, Site for contemporary creation, the architecture school in Nantes, the House Latapie, Bordeaux, the "Cité Manifeste" in Mulhouse, social housing, the transformation of modernist social housing estates, as Tour Bois le prêtre in Paris.

All the projects are based on a principle of generosity and economy, serving the life, the uses and the appropriation, with the aim of changing the standard.

Main Awards:
Rolf Schock Prize, Stockholm 2014,  the Grand Prix National d’Architecture, France, 2008,  the International Fellowship of the RIBA London in 2009, the Equerre d´Argent award 2011, France. Twice finalist for the Mies Van der Rohe Award.

Recent publications : 
El Croquis, 177-178, Monograph, Madrid, 2015,
AV, Arquitectura Viva, Monographs 170 "Lacaton & Vassal, Strategies of the Essential", Madrid, 2014
Lacaton & Vassal, 2G n° 60- Editorial GG, Barcelona, 2012, A+U 12:03, n°498, "PLUS, large scale housing development. An exceptional case", Druot, Lacaton & Vassal, Editorial GG, Barcelona, 2007