For the first time ever in Portugal, Peter Zumthor’s lecture underscores the presentation of its first major exhibition in Lisbon.
This is a rare opportunity to get acquainted first-hand with the work and creative process of this rather reserved author. Zumthor will conjure up a musical atmosphere to introduce his lecture, echoing the famous statement by philosopher Schellling “Architecture is music in space, as if it were frozen music”.
Peter Zumthor lecture, 6 September 2008, Aula Magna
© 2008 ExperimentaDesign / Photo: Max Bruinsma
Conceived by architect Porfírio Pardal Monteiro in 1961, with interiors by seminal Portuguese designer Daciano Costa, the Aula Magna (Main Auditorium) of Lisbon University is the chosen setting for this lecture. One of Lisbon’s leading event halls, situated in the city’s main University campus, Aula Magna has welcomed a host of renowned performers and academics, whose ranks Peter Zumthor will now join.