Christophe Cornubert – Educatorium: Synthetic Landscapes



Lecture date: 1998-02-23

Christophe Cornubert discusses his work as the lead designer for OMA’s Educatorium in Utrecht which received the prestigious Reitveld Architecture Prize and has been selected as a showcase for sustainable design by the Dutch Ministry of the Environment. A central feature in the new masterplan and revitalisation program for Utrecht University, the Educatorium creates a new social and academic point of exchange. Generous open spaces create a continuous interior experience where the varied activities and users mingle and interact.

Christophe Cornubert was lead designer for several other influential projects at OMA, including the Zentrum fur Kunst und Medien building for the city of Karlsruhe, Jussieu University Libraries in Paris, and the Universal Studios Masterplan and Headquarters in Los Angeles. He has been a consultant to diverse clients, including the City of Rio de Janeiro Department of Housing and Urbanism, and the Hollywood Entertainment District. His work has been exhibited widely and he has lectured extensively.

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