TITLE: FREI OTTO: SPANNING THE FUTURE, 61′
DIRECTOR: Joshua V. Hassel
WRITER: Michael Paglia
PRODUCER: Simon K. Chiu
FEATURING: Zaha Hadid Founder, Zaha Hadid Architects; Patrik Schumacher Director, Zaha Hadid Architects; Jürgen Hennicke Professor Emeritus, ILEK University of Stuttgart; G. Goetz Schierle Professor, School of Architecture University of Southern California; Robert Roithmayr Founder, Tensile Evolution & Formfinder Software; Gail Peter Borden Discipline Head, School of Architecture University of Southern California; Qingyun Ma Dean, School of Architecture University of Southern California; Stefan Behnisch Founder, Behnisch Architekten; Greg Otto Managing Director, Walter P. Moore
EDITORS: Wyatt Daily, Heather Dalton, Szymon Kubica
MUSIC: by Karam Salem
OVERVIEW: Frei Otto: Spanning the Future is about the life and works of Frei Otto, told in his own words and by those he inspired. Frei Otto’s understanding of architecture’s fundamental relationship to natural forces is the foundation of today’s architecture. As technology advances, his methods are now becoming more widely adopted, as are his broader philosophical concepts about solving the world’s most pressing issues.
Featuring Zaha Hadid and Frei Otto in one of the last interviews given before his passing, this film takes architecture fans on a journey through a history of architecture that inspires the world of tomorrow.
IRVINE, USA, 2016