Virtual Tour Series on Game Changers

Virtual Tour Series on Game Changers

From 1 until 15 July, Guiding Architects invites you on a virtual trip to no less than eight cities all over the world.

After the success of the first two virtual tour series, which attracted more than 500 viewers per tour, Guiding Architects offers a third series in July. This time we'll visit two destinations per session. Two local partners will present and discuss gamechanging buildings in their cities, comparing the background, motivation and effect of the iconic projects.

Game changers are buildings that outshine everything. In some cases, it seems as if the city is reduced to a single object. Are these outstanding solitaires a recipe for success or just a city marketing trick? Which impact do they have on their surroundings? Do they contribute to the sustainable development of cities or are they just status symbols?

During the live-streamed events, the speakers – architects and architecture journalists, working and researching in their destinations – will share their extensive knowledge with the help of (historical) photographs, film and audio clips, aerial shots, city maps and architectural drawings. Participants will get a good introduction to the buildings, their urban context, programme and development process. After the presentations, both hosts will discuss the parallels and differences between their buildings. There will also be an opportunity to ask questions.

While the series is designed around a central theme, each tour is a stand-alone event and can be joined separately or as part of the series.

The tours take place on Zoom, and participation is free of charge.

Participants can register via this link:


1. Copenhagen – Milan: New Icons of Sustainability
• CopenHill Energy Plant and Urban Recreation Center (BIG)
• Bosco Verticale (Boeri Studio)

Date: Thursday, 01.07.21 – 18:00 CET
Hosts: Bo Christiansen, Scaledenmark and Carlo Berizzi, GA Milan

2. Bilbao – Doha: Callers in the Desert
• Guggenheim Museum Bilbao (Frank Gehry)
• Museum of Islamic Art (I.M. Pei)

Date: Tuesday, 06.07.21 – 18:00 CET
Hosts: Bernd Nitsch, GA Bilbao and Hannes Werner, GA Qatar

3. Sydney – Oslo: Operas on the Waterfront
• Sydney Opera House (Jørn Utzon)
• Oslo Opera House (Snøhetta)

Date: Tuesday, 13.07.21 – 18:00 CET
Hosts: Eoghan Lewis, Sydney Architecture Walks and Barbara Hasenmüller / Henning Nielsen, Guide-A

4. Porto – Rio de Janeiro: Shape and Context
• Casa da Música (OMA)
• Museum of Tomorrow (Santiago Calatrava)

Date: Thursday, 15.07.21 – 18:00 CET
Hosts: Bernardo Amaral, Cultour and Barbara Iseli, Insight Architecture


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Cite: "Virtual Tour Series on Game Changers" 29 Jun 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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