A Critical Discussion of Le Corbusier and the Art of Place Making
Join us for a special guest lecture from Léon Krier, one of the most influential Neo-traditional architects and well-known thought leaders in the New Urbanism movement.
Krier is one of the first and most prominent critics of architectural modernism, mainly of its functional zoning and the ensuing suburbanism, campaigning for the reconstruction of the traditional European city model. These ideas had a great influence on the New Urbanism movement, both in the USA and Europe. Krier was the first laureate of the Driehaus Architecture Prize in 2003 and is an accomplished author.
He is best known for his on going development of Poundbury, an urban extension to Dorchester, UK for the Duchy of Cornwall under the guidance of Prince of Wales and his Masterplan for Cayalá, an extension of Guatemala City.