Inside SCI-Arc


10.05.11 | W.M. Keck Lecture Hall, SCI-Arc
Zvi Hecker: Memory is the Soil of Architecture

Wednesday, October 5, 7pm
W.M. Keck Lecture Hall

Intro by Eric Owen Moss

Born in Kraków, Poland in 1931, Zvi Hecker grew up in Samarkand, studied Architecture in Technion, Haifa, painting at Avni Academy, Tel Aviv, and taught Architecture at Université Laval in Quebec, Canada and at the University for Applied Arts, Vienna.

In 1960, Hecker set up his practice in Tel Aviv, and in 1991 he moved his office to Berlin. In Israel, he designed the Bat-Yam City Hall; the Dubiner House (with A. Neumann and E. Sharon); the Spiral Apartment House; the Palmach Museum of History, Tel Aviv (with R. Segal); and the Military Academy in the Negev Desert.

In Europe, his work includes the Jewish School and the Lindenstrasse Memorial (with E. Weizmann and M. Ullman) in Berlin; the Jewish Centre in Duisburg, Germany; and the Royal Dutch Military Police Complex at Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam. Hecker lives and works in Berlin.