The sixteenth edition of the Hay Festival Segovia will be held from September 17 to 19, 2021. For the first time, to celebrate the heritage of Castilla y León there will be a series of previous events in various venues in the region. All events will be in-person — some will be streamed too — respecting the security protocols. More information here.
The legacy of Richard Rogers is the topic of this event in the company of the architect Edgar González and his students at the IE University School of Architecture and Design, whose Design degree has been coordinated by González since 2016. The venue will be one of Rogers’ own buildings, the Protos winery in Peñafiel (Valladolid).
The students that will take part are Nicole Limpo (Philippines), of fourth year; Javier Madero (Spain), from the third year and Danielle White (Canada) and Sebastián Arguello (Nicaragua), fifth year students.
Edgar González took his degree in architecture at the University of Guadalajara (Mexico) and has worked at architectural practices of international renown, such as those of Zara Hadid and Torres Nadal, and also as an editorial designer for major firms in the United Kingdom. He has his own design studio in Madrid where he works as a strategic consultant, specializing in applying design processes in the contemporary city in relation to the new technologies.
During the event there will be a screening of the pre-recorded conversation between Richard Rogers and Martha Thorne. In it, Rogers –a distinguished architect, winner of the 2007 Pritzker Prize and considered to be one of the foremost representatives of contemporary urban planning– talks about his vision regarding the future of the city. Rogers’ major buildings include the Pompidou Centre in Paris, the Lloyd’s building in London and the Terminal 4 building at Madrid’s Barajas Airport, as well as the winery where the event will be held.
Martha Thorne is the Executive Director of the Pritzker Prize and Deacon of the IE University’s School of Architecture and Design. Presented by Geoffroy Gerard, Director of the IE Foundation and María Sheila Cremaschi, Director of Hay Festival Segovia.
Eleven years after his first participation in the Hay Festival Segovia, in which he advocated for social responsibility in architecture, renowned Japanese architect and Pritzker Prize winner, Shigeru Ban, returns to Segovia to converse with Martha Thorne, Dean of the IE School of Architecture and Design. This time they will talk about how sustainability must be at the core of any design process and Ban will give real examples of how to achieve this. Shigeru Ban was recently appointed Ambassador to the EU New European Bauhaus, an initiative to promote a cultural and sustainable movement in the European Union at the highest level and to help Europe to move to a circular economy. At the Hay Festival, he will also present some of his latest projects that range from university buildings, to museums, an airport and disaster relief projects. Additionally, he will also talk about his paper tube structures and a next initiative to be developed on the IE campus in Segovia.