Alberto KALACH- Lecture

6:21:00 AM

The Dallas Architecture Forum will present architect Alberto KALACH, who designed Vasconcelos Library in Mexico City. Kalach will speak Wednesday, Oct. 27 at 7 p.m. at Magnolia Theatre, 3699 McKinney Ave. in the West Village of Dallas. This lecture, by one of Mexico’s outstanding young architects, also will celebrate ...the Bicentennial of Mexico’s independence, and will be presented in cooperation with the Latinos in Architecture Committee of the Dallas AIA, the University of Texas at Arlington School of Architecture, and the Dallas Office of the Consul General of Mexico.

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A leader of the new and gifted generation of Mexican architects fully engaged in the global issues of the 21st century. Educated in Mexico and at Cornell, Kalach and his collaborators have won important international competitions, including the highly original Vasconcelos Library recently completed. Clearly devoted to the public realm, Kalach's work is extensively published, including a monograph in Rockport's Contemporary World Architects series. He is a visiting critic at UT-Arlington.

Kalach studied at the Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico City, and later at Cornell University in Ithaca. From 1981 to 2002, he worked together with Daniel Álvarez in their company Taller de Arquitectura X (TAX). Then he put his point of interest on urban planning problems of his hometown, and founded the community "México: future city" (Spanish: México: ciudad futura). He realized several joint projects, some of them together with notable colleagues like Teodoro González de León, Gustavo Lipkau and Jose Castillo. His prestigious lake concepts are significant to existing water supply problems in Mexico City. He has published several articles in national and international magazines of architecture and participates in the project "Recovering the City of Lakes" (Spanish: Vuelta a la ciudad lacustre).

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