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ZVI HECKER: Work of Architecture

Friday, April 8, 2011, 6:30 - 7:30pm

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Photo credit: Michael Kruger

Photo credit: Michael Kruger

“The students’ difficulties in doing architecture will not go away no matter how much experience they will gain. The difficulty in imaging architecture is an intrinsic part of the architect’s work. It is a continuous process, in which the realized ideas are only stations on the road the architect has to pave himself in order to be able to move forward.” - Zvi Hecker

Born in Krakow 1931, Zvi Hecker grew up in Samarkand, studied Architecture in Technion, Haifa, painting at Avni Academy, Tel Aviv, taught Architecture at Université Laval, Quebec and Universität für Angewandte Kunst, Vienna. In 1960 set up his practice in Tel-Aviv and in 1991 in Berlin.In Israel he designed Bat-Yam City Hall, Dubiner House (with A. Neumann and E. Sharon) The Spiral Apartment House, Palmach Museum of History, Tel Aviv (with R. Segal), the Military Academy in Negev; in Europe the Jewish School, Berlin, the Memorial Site in Lindenstrasse, Berlin (E. Weizmann and M. Ulman), the Jewish Centre in Duisburg, The Royal Dutch Police Complex in Schiphol, Amsterdam. He lives and works in Berlin.

Free and open to the public

Located in the Frederick P. Rose Auditorium, at 41 Cooper Square (on Third Avenue between 6th and 7th Streets)

  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.