Anne Robinson, Karen Saxby
The Fundació Mies van der Rohe organises a series of debates and lectures entitled Coup de Dés that provide an opportunity to discuss some of the most significant architecture being produced today, with the objective of offering a wide panorama of current architectural practice. The debates are generated by the presentation of various projects. Each presentation is followed by a dialogue between the architect and a critic who proposes an interpretation of the project and raises related questions. The Coup de Dés forms part of the GAUDI project sponsored by the Culture 2000 programme of the European Union. This issue s moderators: Peter Cachola Schmal (Deutsches Architecturmusuem, Francfort)/Dietmar Syteinere (Architectkturmuseum, Vienna). This issue s references: Architecture, Identity, Environment, Community. Included: Francis Rambert on Rudy Ricciontti s National Choreographic Centre (Aix-en-Provence, France); Keller Easterling on Louisa Hutton s Federal Environmental Agency (Dessau, Germany); Marc Dubois on Rosa Rull s New City Hall Façade (Manresa, Spain): Ole Bouman on Stéphane Beel s Economic Building (Univ. Ghent, Belgium); Xavier Costa on Vasa J. Perovic s Faculty of Mathematics (Ljubljana, Slovenia); Luca Molinari on Belinda Tato s Ecoboulevard of Vallecas (Madrid, Spain).