Guest lecture: Sofia Albrigo (CANCELED!)

Guest lecture is canceled because of corona virus in North Italy.
Dependent on the circumstances we will come with a new date...

Sofia Albrigo, Office Valerio Olgiati, Flims

The construction of Pearling Site Building in Muharraq, by Valerio Olgiati Architects

From 2016 – 19 Sofia Albrigo was a project architect on Pearling Site Building, which creates entrance to the UNESCO World Heritage Site in Muharraq. The Site contains archeological ruins that form part of the Bahrain Pearling Trail. Here is the access to the cultural heritage and the foyer to the city of Muharraq. Sofia was architect on the building site during the construction time and her lecture is a project- and construction record of this fascinating building.
“Concrete elements are placed along the property boundary to create new public space in the heterogeneous city. A large space is created in which a forest of columns and wind towers hold a horizontal roof ten meters above the ground. A roof, understood as an archaic gesture, protects the ruins and contributes to vital shade in this hot climate, creating a new situation due to its large scale. Slightly set back in the shadow is a house in which the visitor center of the Pearling Site is located.” The center addresses a wide audience and acts as a community center, including an exhibition space, children and workshop spaces, as well as the pearling heritage archive and library and conference facilities.
The lecture is open for public.


Date: 27. February, 2020
Time: 6:00 pm

Venue: AHO A2 - Sverre Fehn Auditorium (CANCELLED)
Address: Maridalsveien 29, 0175 Oslo

Contact: Neven Mikac Fuchs