Şişecam: Patrik Schumacher is the second guest of of “T Meetings”

Patrik Schumacher: Glass is a solid, durable and a great material


Patrik Schumacher

Şişecam Flat Glass, which has given impetus to the construction industry with its innovative products, held “T Meetings” online and globally for the first time this year. T Meetings have been held five times to date, and hosted Patrik Schumacher, the manager of UK-based Zaha Hadid Architects, in its last event, T06, on Thursday, June 25.

Moderated by architect Bilge Kobaş, the event brought together architects, designers and building industry professionals. The guest speaker of T06, Architect Patrik Schumacher, shared his perspective and experience in architecture and his own projects. Launched by Şişecam Flat Glass, T Meetings hosted Architect Kim Herforth Nielsen, the founder of Denmark-based 3XN Architecture company, at the T05 event last week.

In his speech, Schumacher focused mainly on glass, facade, transparency and use of natural light, and stated that they received glass consultancy from Şişecam Flat Glass, while talking about the Oslo Metro Station project in Norway. Schumacher indicated that they focused on indirect light in the project and said, “We will use glass for this project as well. Glass is a solid, durable, ageless and a great material.”

Patrik Schumacher joined Zaha Hadid Architects in 1988 and still serves there as manager. With his tremendous contributions to the company’s achievement as a global architecture and design brand, Schumacher is considered one of the leading thought leaders in architecture, urbanism and design.

Patrik Schumacher studied philosophy, mathematics and architecture in Bonn, Stuttgart and London, and received his architectural diploma in 1990. In 2010, he was awarded the Stirling Prize by the Royal Institute of British Architects together with Zaha Hadid. Schumacher was one of the founders of AADRL (Architectural Association Design Research Laboratory) in 1996. He completed his doctorate at Klagenfurt University Institute of Cultural Sciences in 1999. He has authored more than 100 articles on architectural magazines and publications in the past 20 years.

Schumacher started the “parametricism” movement in 2008, and has published a series of manifestos advocating parametricism ever since. He also published his work, ‘The Autopoiesis of Architecture’ in two volumes in 2010 and 2012.