Lunch Talk: "Copenhagen – Developing Society with Architecture"

26.02.2019, 12.30-13.45h

Tina Saaby

Copenhagen is world wide famous for it's liveability, spaces between buildings and holistic approach to sustainability.  Denmark has a long tradition for using architecture strategically to support and develop the society and welfare state. Some of the instruments are architectural politics but also a culture of collaboration.

In this Lunch Talk students and visitors have a chance to meet Tina Saaby who has been talking part in shaping the physical framework of Copenhagen for the last eight years as the Chief City Architect. She will give an insight in the architectural guidelines of developing a city for people and will give examples and results of the built environment. The talk is moderated by TUM guest professor Mikala Holme Samsøe.

Tina Saaby has been the Chief City Architect of Copenhagen since 2010 and was until the end of here tenue this year responsible for helping defining the architectural guidelines and visions in City based on the City of Copenhagen’s Architectural Policy. The Chief City Architect, inspires, facilitates, advices, and coaches the politicians and City Administration. Tina Saaby graduated from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture in 1997 and has more than 20 years of professional experience designing and managing projects partly as partner of Witraz Architects and as Vice President of the Danish Architects´ Association.

Mikala Holme Samsøe holds a Sto Visiting Professorship at TUM from 2018-2020. Within this professorship she is giving insights from the "Changing Shape of Architectural Practice" with a Scandinavian perspective. Mikala graduated from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture in 2003. Her guest professorship is hosted by the Chair of Spatial Arts and Lighting Design, Prof. Hannelore Deubzer. 

26.02.2019, 12.30-13.45 Uhr

Vorhoelzer Forum der Fakultät für Architektur
Technische Universität München 
Arcisstr. 21
80333 München