The opening of the exhibition Mathias Klotz – The Poetic of Boxes will be held in the Oris House of Architecture on March 27th 2015, at 8 p.m. On the occasion of exhibition opening in Zagreb, Mathias Klotz will deliver a lecture at the Faculty of Architecture at 5.30 p.m.
Klotz is one of the best known and most impressive representatives of Chilean architecture in Europe. Rooted in geographic specificities of his native Chile, conscious of the cultural and architectural legacy, but first and foremost arisen from intense exploration of users’ needs, his projects are harmonious examples of communication among man, culture and nature. He has built projects in Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, Spain, China, and Lebanon. He is the recipient of numerous awards.
Mathias Klotz was born Chile in 1965. Graduated in architecture from the Catholic University of Chile in 1990. Held workshops at the Catholic University, Federico Santa María University, Diego Portales University, Faculty of Architecture in Venice (IUAV). From 2001 to 2003, he was head of the Architecture School at the Diego Portales University in Chile, and from 2003 he has been Dean of Faculty of Architecture, Art and Design at the same university. Has built projects in Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, Spain, China, and Lebanon. Awards (selection): finalist of Mies van der Rohe Prize in 1998, 2000; Borromini Prize for the Best Architect under Forty, Rome, 2001; third place at the Biennale in Miami for the House Reutter, 2002; second place at the Biennale in Miami for Altamira School, 2002; Green Good Design for the House Rock, 2010. Most prominent works: House Klotz, House Müller, House Reutter, Altamira School, Las Niñas Vinery, Non-commissioned Officers Pavilion, House Ponce, infrastructure plan for Diego Portales University.
Lecture by Mathias Klotz – 27 March 2015, 5.30 p.m., Faculty of Architecture in Zagreb
Opening of the Exhibition Poetic of Boxes – 27 March 2015, 8 p.m., Oris House of Architecture
The exhibition is open until 9 April 2015.