Hubert Trammer (1975) is an architect and teacher at the Faculty of Civil Engineering and Architecture of Lublin University of Technology. He has co-organized architectural trips for ETH Zürich and the Strelka Institute in Moscow, and is a tutor at the OSSA student workshops. He has also been a jury member for architectural competitions, including the German jury of Europan 9 (2007-2008) and the competition for the best buildings and projects of the years 2008-2009 in Lithuania. He is a member of the Municipal Committee for Architecture and Town Planning of the City of Lublin and Regional Planning Committee of Lubelskie Voivodship, as well as author of more than 100 texts in the Polish architectural monthly Architektura-murator. He has spoken at numerous guest lectures in Poland and abroad.
URBAN THINK TANK with Justin McGuirck & Iwan Baan
The presentation of the vertical slum in the unfinished 45-storey bank headquarters (originally named Torre Confinanzas, now known as Torre David) is connected with the construction of parts of the pavilion and a temporary, Venezuelan-style restaurant in operation during the Biennale. The exhibition attracts many visitors, who become the actors creating references to the atmosphere of the place being presented. The choice of subject for the exhibition touches upon the wide range of significant and varied problems connected with architecture - social, economic, functional, as well as those connected with the life of buildings.
The presentation connects visually and attractively with intellectual depth. The floor is covered with salt. Over it, cubes shine in the darkness and present the comprehensive reasoning of the seven architects regarding the social, economic, geographical and human aspects of architecture in Chile. Their fresh reflections give a lot to think about, also in the context of other regions around the globe.
The presentation, which follows the consequences of the earthquake, touches deeply the question of the role of the architect and architecture in such situations. The exhibition shows ways of working on such projects and demonstrates a tendency towards an architecture where perfection of form must leave place for suitability to the situation.