RMIT Swanston Academic Building Building 80, Level 2, Room 007 Lecture Theatre (80.02.007), 445 Swanston St, Melbourne


RMIT Architecture invites you to a public lecture by MARTIN REIN-CANO of TOPOTEK 1.


Martin Rein-Cano is in Melbourne to participate in ‘The 2018 AILA International Festival of Landscape Architecture: The Expanding Field’ conference. RMIT would like to thank the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) for the support in this lecture.

Martin Rein-Cano is at RMIT to participate in a workshop with Master of Urban Design students with Professor Mark Jacques, Professor of Architecture (Urbanism) – Industry Fellow.

“The task central to our office is the design of urban open spaces. Based on a critical understanding of contemporary realities, the search for conceptual approaches leads us to decided statements concerning the urban context. Throughout design, planning, and construction we offer solutions for new parks, squares, sportsgrounds, court-yards and gardens, whose designs answer to requirements for variability, communication and sensuality. The manifold experiences through a broad spectrum of German and international projects meanwhile capacitate an efficient realization, finely tuned to respective necessities.”

TOPOTEK 1 is a landscape architecture studio that specializes in the design and construction of unique urban open spaces. Founded by Martin Rein-Cano in 1996, the studio’s roster of German and international projects has ranged in scale from the master plan to the private garden. Each project strives to respond to site conditions and programmatic necessities with a compelling concept, high quality of design and efficient implementation.

Martin Rein-Cano was born in Buenos Aires in 1967. He studied History of Art at Frankfurt University and Landscape Architecture at the Technical Universities of Hannover and Karlsruhe. Since 1996 the international office TOPOTEK 1 has created and designed German and International projects ranging from masterplans to gardens. Martin Rein-Cano has been appointed as guest professor in Europe and North America. He frequently lectures at internationally renowned universities and cultural institutions, and regularly serves in competition juries. Several professional books and articles have been published exclusively on his work, which has been honoured with many awards and prizes.

DATE: Tuesday 16 October, 2018
TIME: 6.00-7.00PM. Doors open at 5.45PM.
LOCATION: RMIT Swanston Academic Building
Building 80, Level 2, Room 007 Lecture Theatre (80.02.007),
445 Swanston St, Melbourne