6th Biennal 2010

Eugeni Bregolat

Lecturer 6

Born in La Seu d’Urgell in 1943. Has a degree in Law and be­gan his diplomatic career in 1971. Was director general of the Departamento Internacional in the cabinets of Adolfo Suárez and Leopoldo Calvo Sotelo (from 1978 to 1982). Has been an ambas­sador to Indonesia, Canada, Russia, and twice to China (an ex­ceptional case, from 1987 to 1991 and from 1999 to 2003). Also served as policy director (in charge of coordinating common for­eign policy with members of the EU) in the Ministerio de Asuntos Exteriores. He is currently the Ambassador of Spain to Andorra.

Sean Quiao

Lecturer 6

Helms AECOM in China and oversees the global company’s seven capabilities there: Architecture, Building Engineering, Design + Planning, Environment, Project and Program Management, Transportation, and Water and Urban Development. An advocate of AECOM’s collaborative vision, Mr. Chiao has led AECOM’s multidisciplinary experts into partnerships with local and provincial governments in China to help steer their “green growth” plans across the country. Under Mr. Chiao’s leadership, a growing base of private sector clients in China also are relying on AECOM’s local knowledge and innovation to meet their engineering, design and program management needs. Across Asia, Mr. Chiao has overseen high-density master plans for new towns and regenerations of existing urban landscapes that have drawn on sustainable themes. He has spearheaded the design and construction of several high-profile landscape master plans and major public open spaces in China and across Asia. Mr. Chiao is a member of both the AIA and the ASLA and holds a Master of Architecture in Urban Design from Harvard University and Master of Architecture degree from the University of California, Berkeley.

Kelin Chen

Lecturer 6

Director of Wetlands International-China. Professor Chen has more than 30 years experience in wetlands conservation and management. His work at Wetlands International-China focuses on wildlife management, nature reserves and the development of comprehensive wetland conservation and wise use pro - grams within China. Professor Chen has collaborated with many international organisations including the World Bank, GEF and UNDP on projects such as the Peatlands Biodiversity Conservation and Climate Change Project in the Ruoergai Marshes (Sichuan Province), the Integrated River Basin Management and Wetlands Biodiversity in Tarim River (Xinjiang region) and the Lake Dianchi Aquatic Biodiversity Restoration Program (Yunnan Province). Professor Chen assisted in the completion of China’s Wetlands Conservation Action Plan and he is also more widely involved in the North Asia region particulary in public awareness and educational activities. Professor Chen has produced numerous Chinese and English publications since 1990. Publication topics have included wetlands, migratory waterbirds, nature reserves, wildlife management and endangered species.

Zhou Xiong

Lecturer 6

Senior City Planner. His current position is the Vice-Director General of China Association of National Parks and Scenic Sites which accepts instructions and supervision from both the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development of People’s Republic of China. Mr Zhou got his bachelor’s degree in 1983 from the department of Architecture, Tongji University, Shanghai, majored at City Planning. After that, he worked in China Academy of Urban Planning and Design till 2001, during the years, he joined and managed some research projects, planning and design programs in the field of Urban Planning and scenic sites planning and construction.

Iñaki Ábalos

Lecturer 6

Iñaki Ábalos and Renata Sentkiewicz founded Abalos+Sentkiewicz Arquitectos in 2006 to develop projects characterized by technical and formal soundness, coherence in theory/practice, and by integrating the disciplines of architecture, landscape, and the environment, in search of a new “thermodynamic beauty.” Their work is expanding in collaboration with the Laboratorio de Técnicas y Paisajes Contemporáneos (LTPC), which Iñaki Ábalos created in 2002 and which does work in the institutional and academic sectors. Their work has been widely disseminated and a monograph in 2G is currently being put together. Their work has been shown in solo exhibitions (Bezalel Academy, Jerusalem, 2008; Universitá Roma Tre, Rome, 2009; Fundació Tàpies, Barcelona, 2010) as well as in collective exhibitions (Ecological Urbanism, Harvard University 2009; Laboratorio Gran Vía, Fundación Telefónica 2010; Proyecto Tierra, Alhóndiga Bilbao 2010).

Iñaki Ábalos is a professor at the ETSAM (Madrid), Kenzo Tange Visiting Professor in the GSD at Harvard University, and member of the BIArch (Barcelona) steering committee. He was named RIBA International Fellow in 2009. His latest book is entitled Atlas Pintoresco Vol. I & II (GG).

Renata Sentkiewicz is an associate professor at the ETSAM, has participated in various international workshops, edited the book Cuatro Observatorios de la Energía (COAC), and is currently working on Verticalscapes (GG).

Stefano Boeri

Lecturer 6

Born in 1956, is a Milan-based architect. He is the founder of the interna­tional research network Multiplicity (http://www.multiplicity.it) and teaches Urban Design at Milan Polytechnic. From 2004 to 2007 he was editor in chief of Domus magazine; from September 2007 he is editor in chief of the inter­national magazine Abitare. His studio in Milan is committed to the research and practice of contemporary architecture and urbanism. Current projects include the design for a multi­functional building for the PACA Region on the Marseilles Waterfront (La Villa); the design to two eco compatible residential towers (il Bosco Verticale); and the project for the Policlinic of Milan, a large scale renovation of one of the city’s most prominent medical centers.  Boeri has recently been appointed to the 2015 Milan Expo Architecture Advi­sory Board in charge of developing the guidelines for the urban transforma­tions to be implemented within the frame of the international event.