Talk // Politics, Cities, Architecture / Dominique ALBA

Dominique ALBA / Architecte, Urbaniste
Politics, Cities, Architecture
Paris / Grand Paris

Dominique Alba is an architect who worked for 18 years in a variety of private practices, followed by 20 years in the service of the Parisian and greater Parisian community.

She began her career in 1982 with the Jean Nouvel & Gilbert Lezenes agency before leaving for the Congo to co-lead a rural development programme. In 1983, she won an international competition entitled «Structures and concepts of tomorrow’s cities» organized by the International Federation of Town Planners (IFTPL). She then worked for two years with the Ecole des Mines de Paris on «sustainable development and
mining development» in Africa and Latin America.

In 1986, associated with Philippe Roux architect, the agency develops projects in Ile de France, Rennes and Hérouville Saint-Clair. In 1994, the agency was mentioned at the prize for the first work with a business incubator. Dominique Alba teaches at the Ecole de Mines d’Ales and at the Ecole d’Architecture de Bretagne.

She joined Bertrand Delanöe at the end of 2000 and gave up her private practice. From March 2001 to May 2003, she was in charge of architecture, public space and urban renewal in the office of the Mayor of Paris. In May 2003, she became the general manager of the Pavillon de l’Arsenal, an information, documentation and exhibition center for architecture and urban planning in Paris and the Paris metropolitan area.

From September 2008 to January 2012, she was the deputy director of the Atelier Parisien d’Urbanisme and became its general manager on 1 February 2012. Under her direction, the Apur changed scale and now works on 800 km2 in conjunction with more than 30 partners in Greater Paris.

She was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Ateliers Jean Nouvel in October 2022.

Thursday 11.04.24 19h00
Lecture Hall 7 Schütte-Lihotzky
Karlsplatz 13, 1040 Wien

HB2 Lecture Series – TU Wien / Univ.Prof. DI Dietmar Feichtinger
Made in France

Architecture has a socio-political presence in France. Presidents have manifested the visibility and status of the built environment through their initiative:
Georges Pompidou with the Centre Pompidou, Francois Mitterand with the Grands Projets, the French National Library, the expansion of the Louvre, the Grand Arche in the Defence, Jacques Chirac with the Museum at Quai Branly.

Seven protagonists of current French architecture will come to the TU Vienna.
They represent different approaches to architecture and at the same time several generations.
They will explain themselves through reports on their work and their architectural attitude.

Di 14.11.23 Yves Moreau, Gilles Delalex, Quentin Moranne / STUDIO MUOTO
Do 14.12.23 Marc Barani / ATELIER MARC BARANI
Do 11.01.24 Myrto Vitart / IBOS VITART ARCHITECTES
Do 21.03.24 Gaëlle Lauriot-Prévost / DOMINIQUE PERRAULT ARCHITECTURE
Do 11.04.24 Dominique Alba / POLITICS, CITIES, ARCHITECTURE
Do 23.05.24 Florence Lipsky / LIPSKY + ROLLET
Do 06.06.24 Jacqueline Osty / ATELIER OSTY ET ASSOCIÉS