Cement Concrete and Aggregates Australia  (CCAA) is bringing Fumihiko Maki, one of the most recognised and influential figures in modernist architecture to Australia next month for the 2013 C+A TALKS. In Australia for a three-city tour, Maki speaks in Brisbane on June 17, Sydney on June 18 and Melbourne on June 20.
The 1993 Pritzker Architecture Prize winner and AIA Honorary Fellow will speak about his design philosophy, drawing on examples from Maki and Associates’ internationally renowned portfolio including the redevelopment of Tower 4 of the World Trade Centre, currently nearing completion in New York.
Born in Tokyo in 1928, Maki studied with Kenzo Tange at the University of Tokyo before completing his Masters at the Harvard Graduate School of Design.
After working and teaching in the United States, he returned to Japan in 1965 to establish his own practice.
Maki and Associates boasts an extensive and impressive catalogue of work, both in Japan and overseas, including award-winning projects such as the Yerba Buena Centre for the Arts in San Francisco, the Republic Polytechnic in Singapore, and the Hillside Terrace and Mihara Performing Arts Centre in Japan.
Current international projects include MediaCorp, Singapore (2015), Bihar Museum, India (2015), Shenzen Sea World Cultural Arts Centre, China (2015), the United Nations Consolidation Building, New York (2016), and Block 20-02 Office Tower, Beirut (2017).
Tickets for all three C+A TALKS go on sale on May 6.
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