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Swiss Art Talks: Tobias Winkelmann
"Swiss Architecture in Lebanon: Herzog & de Meuron’s Beirut Terraces"
In partnership with the Embassy of Switzerland in Lebanon / Ambassade de Suisse au Liban
With the support of Association Philippe Jabre

Thursday 28 September, 19:00 to 20:30
Auditorium, Level -2
In English
Free admission

The project Beirut Terraces, a 119-metre tall high-rise, has been designed by Herzog & de Meuron and was completed in fall 2016. The building is located in Beirut’s Central District Mina el Hosn. The rich and diverse cultural layers that have shaped Beirut’s history have inspired the design of this residential tower, where the large terraces of the apartments offer broad views over the city and the sea. Characteristic part of the design are the diverse white slab edges which show the individuality and the variety of each apartment. Indoor and outdoor spaces merge into each other so that the large terraces truly become living spaces.

Tobias Winkelmann joined Herzog & de Meuron in 2002 as Project Manager on the Allianz Arena in Munich. In 2003 he started work in Basel on the National Stadium Beijing and relocated to Beijing in 2004 to represent the office as Project Manager. Returning to Basel in 2006, he became responsible for the recently completed Messe Basel – New Hall. As Associate since 2008, he leads a series of projects as Project Director including Beirut Terraces, Stade Bordeaux and the new development for Skolkovo University. Tobias studied Architecture at the Technical University of East London and received Architecture BSc (Hons) degree in 1996. He continued his studies at the Technical University Berlin and graduated with a degree in Architecture in 1999. From 1997 to 2000 he focused on his own projects, modernising old buildings in Berlin and Munich. In 2001 he moved to Düsseldorf to work with HHP Hentrich Petschnigg and Partner Architects.

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