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Michael Beckert/DE/NO

Michael Beckert/DE/NO, Snøhetta

Michael Beckert studied architecture in Dresden/DE and in Barcelona/ES. He has continuously extended his expertise in over 15 years of practising architecture and in leading and coordinating multicultural teams of architects and engineers in world-renowned architecture studios, as well as while running his own studios in Germany and Austria. His practice was awarded scholarships in Italy and Austria. Michael joined Snøhetta in 2013. 

Since the beginning of his career as an architect, Michael has been mastering his skills working on projects with a strong focus on public society, starting with the Akademie der Künste in Berlin, and further with the project of the European Central Bank in Frankfurt and the Central Bank of Azerbaijan in Baku. As a Project Partner, Michael has set up and driven a branch office in Azerbaijan, where he headed teams providing architectural services for a number of projects in Baku. 

Back in 2014 Michael headed Snøhetta’s architectural competition team inventing an all new public transportation system in Jeddah/SA based on a Wayfinding by Architecture principle. Today he is Project Director at Snøhetta for the Qasr Al-Hokum iconic metro station in Riyadh/SA, the Makkah Metro Line C and the Ain Dubai Terminal Building.

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User Interface Model – curated design communication

Presentation date: 27. October
Presentation time: 16:00

Architectural design is born at the meeting point of ambitious individuals and teams, public expectations, well-thought intentions and challenged production methods. Ongoing developments in the field of Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Additive Manufacturing or Decentralization of Production make us realize that we need to rethink roles and the relation between users, manufacturers and designers. Modern lighting solutions are incredibly innovative and have high potential. Michael Beckert offers a view of lighting design as an integral part of the architectural design process, highlighting existing interconnections and proposing new ways to communicate and curate the collective process of design. A shift to integrated holistic design and production methods is inevitable and will have an impact on the entire practice of design. Michael and his team predict Architecture 4.0 will be based on a User Interface Model – UIM.