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Lecture: Elia Zenghelis
Organized by 'T' Space/Steven Myron Holl Foundation for the Architecture Residency Program

Jul 15, 2022 11:00 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Elia Zenghelis
Architect, educator
Elia Zenghelis is a Greek architect and teacher. He studied architecture at the Architectural Association School of Architecture, London, completing his studies in 1961. From 1961 to 1971 he worked for architects Douglas Stephen and Partners, London, while also (from 1963) teaching at the Architectural Association. Zenghelis became a prominent teacher at the school for introducing more radical avant-gardism into the curriculum. Zenghelis founded Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) with his wife Zoe Zenghelis, Rem Koolhaas (Zenghelis’ former student), and Madelon Vriesendorp. From 1980 to 1987 Zenghelis was partner in charge of OMA London, and from 1982 to 1987 OMA Athens. Of the OMA works, Zenghelis was a central influence in the early works: Extension of the Dutch Houses of Parliament, The Hague, 1978; Lutzowstrasse, IBA Berlin, 1981; Parc de la Villette, Paris, 1982; Checkpoint Charlie housing, IBA Berlin, 1990.