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UTZON Lecture | Radically Rethinking Urban Architecture

30 January 2023
6.00pm – 8.30pm AEDT
Hyatt Regency Sydney, 161 Sussex Street, Sydney
photograph of Mun Summ Wong and Richard Hassell

This address will be presented by UNSW Seidler Chairs in Architecture Mun Summ Wong and Richard Hassell of Singapore-based practice WOHA.

A “Form Follows Systems” integrated approach drives WOHA’s radical rethinking of urban morphologies and building typologies such that every design intervention strives not only to “do less harm”, but to “do more good” – both ethically and aesthetically.

Mun Summ and Richard are founding directors of WOHA. Their work has been awarded the World Architecture Festival World Building of the Year, CTBUH Best Tall Building Worldwide and the AGA Khan Award for Architecture.

This event is presented in association with the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat.

Speakers

Mun Summ Wong

co-Founder WOHA

Mun Summ Wong is a co-Founding Director of WOHA, an international award-winning architectural practice based in Singapore.

Mun Summ is a Professor of Practice at the National University of Singapore at the Depart of Architecture, School of Design & Environment.  He sits on the Nominating Committee of the Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize and other design advisory panels in Singapore

Richard Hassell

co-Founder WOHA

Richard Hassell is the co-Founding Director of WOHA, an international award-winning architectural practice based in Singapore.

Richard has lectured at many universities and served as an Adjunct Professor at UTS and the University of Western Australia (where he graduated in 1989).  He has served as a Board Member of DesignSingapore Council, the Board of Architects as well as the Building and Construction Authority of Singapore.