Venue: Thomas Davis Theatre, Arts Block, Trinity College Dublin
Beate Hølmebakk, creator offactual and fictional architectures, graduated from the Oslo School of Architecture (AHO) in 1990, established manthey kula in 2004 and has been Professor at AHO from 2007. The firm’s projects range from industrial and utilitarian structures to investigations into specific programmatic fields.
Beate presented a series of houses exploring the potential for architectural interpretation of literary texts, for which she received an honorary medal
from The Erich Schelling Architecture Foundation, a series which has been exhibited widely internationally. Beate also presented a variety of built works, including Palsbu power station and Akkarvik roadside restroom facilities which were nominated for the Mies van der Rohe Award in 2009 and 2011 respectively. The 15th Watchtower of Cannaregio, a Tribunal for the Displaced, a project exhibited at the Venice Architectural Biennale in 2012, which ‘suggests a shift of questions concerning residency for migrants away from the political and national economic realm to the common ground of humanity,’ was also presented.