|Scientific Director - Dirk Hebel|
|Wednesday, 21 April 2010 08:42|
Born 1971, Germany / Master of Architecture, ETH Zurich, 1998 / Master of Architecture, Princeton University 2000
Scientific Director of the Ethiopian Institute of Architecture, Building Construction and City Development 2009-present / Guest Lecturer Princeton University, USA, 2008 / Guest Professor Syracuse University, USA, 2008 / Visiting Professor, American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, 2005 and 2006 / Dozent ETH Zürich, Switzerland, 2002 - 2009
Dirk Hebel is currently holding the position of the Scientific Director of the Ethiopian Institute of Architecture, Building Construction and City Development in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Before that, he taught at the Department of Architecture, ETHZ as the Director of the Master of Advanced Studies Program in Urban Design. His research at the Department of Architecture and the Institute of Urban Design adresses the conceptual transfers between the human body and the contemporary city. The resulting work has been published in numerous academic jounals and book publications, lately CITIES OF CHANGE: ADDIS ABABA with Marc Angélil and BATHROOM UNPLUGGED with Jörg Stollmann. Several of his Design-Research-Studios with international students from Bachelor to Master Level won international recognition. In this line, together with Marc Angélil, he published in 2008 the book DEVIATIONS, an experiment in architectural design pedagogy to initiate a plea for a new type of architectural practice.
Dirk Hebel practices architecture in Switzerland and Germany with his firm DRKH Architecture. Newer projects include the architectural design for DISCOVERIES, an exhibition for the Foundation Lindau Nobel Prize Winners and URBAN LABORATORY ETHiopia, an exhibition building in Addis Ababa. After working for Diller + Scofidio in New York and being the project manager for the BLUR Building for EXPO.02 in Switzerland, Dirk Hebel was one of the partners of INSTANT Architects (2002 and 2007). Projects include the award-winning project UNITED_BOTTLE, the traveling exhibition INVENTIONEERING_ ARCHITECTURE, and the pneumatic installation ON_AIR in Berlin. In 2007, he received the Van Alen Institute Fellowship Award, the Red Dot Design Award for Best Conceptual Design, and the LANXESS Award Singapore.
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