AZURE Talks: Craig Dykers on “Beyond Borders”
On June 24 – the day after the AZ Awards Gala – AZURE will host a talk by our Guest of Honour, Craig Dykers, that delves deep into the inner workings of his world-renowned firm, Snøhetta. Specifically, Dykers will shed light on the studio’s transdisciplinary approach through two recently completed – and city-changing – projects: the Blanton Art Museum Grounds Redesign in Austin and the 550 Madison Avenue Garden in New York.
Representing a comprehensive plan that includes architecture, art and landscape – and most evocatively represented by a bold bouquet of public shade sculptures – the new grounds at the Blanton Museum of Art at The University of Texas at Austin was designed to “unify and revitalize the museum campus across approximately 200,000 square feet, including two buildings and Ellsworth Kelly’s Austin” stone building – thereby transforming the campus into a cultural nexus adjacent Austin’s civic centre.
This AZURE Talk is presented in partnership with George Brown School of Design. It qualifies for one ConEd structured learning hour.