The Architects Series - A documentary on: Barkow Leibinger

The star of the new appointment with The Architects Series on Thursday 28 October will be the Berlin-based firm Barkow Leibinger, with the video screening and lecture “Revolutions of Choice” held by Frank Barkow. The webinar will be streamed live from 18.30 from the Iris Ceramica Group showroom in Berlin, with the involvement of the Group’s Flagship Stores in Milan and London. Interested users can follow the event by registering on the Iris Ceramica Group digital platform.
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“The Architects Series - A documentary on:  Barkow Leibinger” is the next appointment of this exhibition format, curated by THE PLAN magazine for Iris Ceramica Group. On Thursday 28 October, from 18:30, registering on the Iris Ceramica Group digital platform, you can watch the screening of a video-documentary lasting 30 minutes and the following lecture held by Frank Barkow. The webinar will be streamed live from the Iris Ceramica Group Flagship Store in Berlin, with the real-time participation of the other Stores in Milan and London and a group of selected guests.

Founded in Berlin in 1993 by Frank Barkow and Regine Leibinger, the US-German firm Barkow Leibinger made its name on the international scene due to the high quality of its projects, recognised by publications and numerous awards. With over eighty staff, the Barkow Leibinger projects run from public buildings to offices, from residential and industrial interior design works in existing contexts to the drafting of long-term general plans for the construction of executive headquarters and functional production sites, logistics and administrative premises.

The firm’s design approach stands out for its ability to combine practice, research and sharing, and is a constant pioneer in the study of materials and new manufacturing techniques. Barkow Leibinger strives constantly to extend the horizons of architecture, exploiting innovative technologies, latest-generation materials and digital production techniques to create spaces designed down to the finest detail.

Barkow Leibinger’s constant research into materials has been the subject of numerous exhibitions, including those at the Architectural Association in London, the International Architecture Exhibition at the Venice Biennale in 2008 and 2014, the Marrakesh Biennal in 2012, the Chicago Architecture Biennal in 2017, as well as a personal exhibition at the Haus am Waldsee in Berlin in 2020.

With projects in Germany and abroad, the firm’s most famous references include the “Tour Total” - the Berlin headquarters of the French oil giant Total -, the Fellows Pavilion for the American Academy in Berlin and the Serpentine Summer House in London. More recently, the firm completed the Trumpf Smart Factory in Chicago and the Harvard ArtLab in Cambridge.

Barkow Leibinger has won numerous prizes and awards: their work was rewarded with the Marcus Prize for Architecture (2007); the Trumpf company restaurant in Ditzingen won, among others, the DAM prize for architecture in Germany (2009) and the Honor Award for Architecture by the American Institute of Architects (2010); the “Smart Material House” in Hamburg won the Global Holcim Innovation prize (2012). More recently, the “Trumpf Smart Factory” in Chicago won the German Steel Construction Award (2018) and the AIA Honor Award for Architecture (2019) while “Harvard Artlab” was given the BSA Honor Award for Design Excellence (2019).

To take part in the webinar “The Architects Series – A documentary on: Barkow Leibinger” you must register at the following link:

Participating architects can obtain 2 professional training credits.

28 October 2021
18:30 / Welcome and screening of the video-documentary “The Architects Series – A documentary on: Barkow Leibinger”
19.00 Conference: “Revolutions of Choice” with Frank Barkow



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