Autumn 2010 Public Programme Exhibitions, talks and events RIBA Stirling Prize 2010 Talks: Lord Foster, Boris Johnson, Oona King, Steven Holl, Edouard François Breakfast Policy Debates The Photography of Eric de Maré RIBA President’s Medals Student Awards
Welcome From exhibitions and talks to conferences and awards, the RIBA celebrates the benefits of good architecture – past, present and future – through engagement with all. Public programme highlights this autumn include the RIBA Stirling Prize 2010, being shown live on BBC TWO, a host of talks and debates with speakers including Lord Foster, Boris Johnson, Edouard François and Steven Holl plus a series of debates exploring key policy areas. Exhibition highlights include, among others, the stunning photographs of Eric de Maré and the RIBA President’s Medals Student Awards. All events held at our main venue, 66 Portland Place, are listed, plus programming and events at other venues including the V&A through the V&A+RIBA Architecture Partnership. Stay in touch by signing-up for our monthly enewsletter at architecture.com/enews You can also find all events at architecture.com/programmes
Photo: Heatherwick Studio/Iwan Baan
Heatherwick Studio, UK Pavilion Shanghai World Expo 2010, China Winner of the RIBA Lubetkin Prize 2010 What is so special about the pavilion is the way the outside is carried through to the inside, itâ€™s one idea, one material and all the more powerful for that: the building is its content, the content is the building.
Talks & Debates Join us for an engaging, topical and informative programme of talks and debates across a range of subjects at 66 Portland Place and the V&A, plus further afield.
A modern office block towering over traditional homes, Shanghai
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Working in partnership with the RIBA to counter climate change through education. Outstanding thinkers and practitioners set out their ideas for how we need to adapt the built environment for a truly sustainable future.
Talks & Debates
International Dialogues: Architecture and Climate Change
See previous talks online at gleeds.tv and at architecture.com/international-dialogues In partnership with BioRegional One Planet Communities®
Performance RIBA Annual Discourse 2010 Lord Foster Talk Tuesday 12 October, 18.30 This year's RIBA Annual Discourse is given by Norman Foster, who reflects on the issues explored in his early works and how these have evolved through the global practice that he now chairs – a period spanning more than four decades. He links these to the wider issues of today including designing for a low carbon world. Tickets: £12/£10 concessions
Nature as a Building Block Ozolins Lecture 2010 Edouard François – B2B2SP Talk Tuesday 5 October, 18.30 Join Paris based Edouard François who has become one of the main protagonists of international green architecture. His work focuses on context, environment, landscape, economy and innovation, with designs that integrate both the natural and built environments. François has come to prominence through projects in France such as the Fouquet's, the gîtes ruraux in Jupilles-Sarthe and the Flower Tower in Paris, which deploy vegetation as a construction material, thermal agent and iconic façade device.
Above Edouard François – B2B2SP, Massena Tower Right Lord Foster. Photo: Croci and Du Fresne
Talks & Debates Creating Change: Architecture and International Development
Shanghai: Impossible City Professor Ruan Yisan
Talk Tuesday 19 October, 18.30
Shanghai is a city of opposites: East and West, new and old, traditional and avant-garde. Can this international metropolis, with a burgeoning population and a surging economy, conceivably balance the demands of development and growth with a respect for the city's historic identity and a sustainable approach to its heritage buildings and sites?
The issues of international development, social equity and the management of the environment, globally and locally, are inextricably interlinked. Join international experts to discuss the skills, commitments and alliances needed to create truly sustainable communities, and the ways in which architecture and architects can become effective and lasting catalysts of change. Speakers include Ashu Sharma of SEEDS India, an organisation working to build disaster resilience in vulnerable communities and architect Nabeel Hamdi who has worked on participatory design, urban regeneration and action planning worldwide. The evening, hosted by RIBA Architects for Change, is the final event in an international Women in Architecture three day Creating Change programme, sponsored by Wienerberger Brick.
Talk Tuesday 26 October, 18.30
Join Professor Ruan Yisan, an urban planner intimately involved with these issues, for The Meridian Society's Annual Lecture. Professor Yisan is Dean of the National Research Centre of Historic Cities at Tongji University in Shanghai and Chair of the Ruan Yisan Heritage Foundation. Please note, this event will have simultaneous translation.
How will Carbon Trading affect City Planning? Raoul Bunschoten Talk Tuesday 2 November, 18.30 How can carbon trading be used as a potential urban planning tool? Raoul Bunschoten, director of CHORA architecture and urbanism, talks about the potential of linking the global carbon market and urban planning across a city or region. Large-scale carbon reduction requires urban planning at the widest possible level. Incubators or test zones of technology, policy and best practice have now been developed including those initiated by Raoul in China and Taiwan. Raoul is a senior lecturer at the London Metropolitan University, Professor of Urban Systematics at the University of Applied Science in D端sseldorf and advisor to the Bund Deutscher Architekten.
In partnership with
Top, left to right Residential district in Shanghai under preservation order; Chora architecture, Taiwan Strait Climate Change Incubator; The Stephen Lawrence Centre, London; Steven Holl Architects, Linked Hybrid, Beijing, China. Photo: Shu He
Talks & Debates
Localism and the Power of the Everyday The Prince’s Foundation, 19–22 Charlotte Road, London EC2 Talk Wednesday 3 November, 18.30 Working at a local level is firmly on the agenda for the new government. Empowering people to make local decisions and encouraging activity from the grassroots is driving democratic reorganisation and economic policy. How might the same approach shape architecture and how we define places? Join an evening seminar looking at how localism currently manifests itself in our everyday landscapes and how it may do so in future. With contributions from Jonathan Glancey, architectural critic at The Guardian, Vincent Lacovara at the AOC and Paul Murrain, architect and Professor at the University of Greenwich. Tickets: £6 through RIBA ticket booking. See page 4. In partnership with
Further Talks at the RIBA Diversity in a Recession Stephen Lawrence Trust Memorial Lecture Talk Thursday 9 September, 18.30 How can we build, encourage and benefit from the diversity that characterizes London’s young population and what are the opportunities, in an environment of public sector cuts, to ensure diversity remains on the agenda and part of the solution? This year’s Memorial Lecture, in honour of Stephen Lawrence, is chaired by Kwame Kwei-Armah, actor, playwright, singer and broadcaster with guest speakers The Mayor of London Boris Johnson, Oona King, Mayoral Candidate and architect Lisa Basu. Free event. Advance booking essential (limited capacity). For information please contact email@example.com
Urbanisms Jencks Award: Visions Built 2010 Steven Holl Talk Tuesday 30 November, 18.30 This year’s Jencks Award winner, the American architect Steven Holl, discusses his work alongside his interest in the poetics of space, colour and material. Ranging across cultural, civic, academic and residential projects both in the United States and internationally, his work includes the Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art in Helsinki, the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City and, currently, an extension to Charles Rennie Mackintosh's Glasgow School of Art. Holl is widely published and is a tenured Professor at Columbia University. The annual Jencks Award is given to an individual (or practice) who has recently made a major contribution simultaneously to the theory and practice of architecture. Chaired by Charles Jencks, designer, author and broadcaster. 7
Talks & Debates
Breakfast Policy debates Join a review of three key areas of policy with RIBA London’s autumn breakfast debates. As we look ahead to 2011 the debates, through expert contributions, reveal policy priorities and the likely impact of the coalition government on architects and the wider built environment. Free but booking essential. To book please email firstname.lastname@example.org stating the title of the debate you wish to attend.
What Next for Design Capacity Building? Debate Wednesday 20 October, 9.00 The RIBA, with others, has invested heavily in the promotion of design capacity building – most notably Design Review. Its role is to support and nurture design consideration in the planning system and act as a check on landmark schemes as they progress towards their next stage and completion. This debate asks where the built environment professions go next and whether the existing process is an effective means by which to give design its teeth in the planning system? With contributions from: Fred Manson, formerly Southwark Council; Mark Brearley, Design for London; Finn Williams, Croydon Borough Council; and Diane Haigh, CABE.
Is the English Home at Odds with the Sustainable Agenda? Debate Tuesday 2 November, 9.00 Changing climate and its effect on our environment is a major challenge that we face today. A recent report confirms that one third of England's carbon emissions come from homes and that these emissions can be cut far more quickly and cheaply than those from industry or transport. This debate asks why homeowners have been slow to respond. Is our traditional attachment and idea of home the greatest challenge to innovating in the residential sector? With contributions from: John Alker, UK Green Building Council; John Christophers, ZeroCarbonHouse; Roger Mascall, DPP Planning Consultants; and Nigel Barker, English Heritage.
How can we Revive Housing Development? Debate Tuesday 16 November, 9.00 The housing sector has been suffering for some time from a chronic lack of capital and recently, development has been near stagnant. This debate asks whether, with development plans mothballed, targets on the verge of being scrapped and a continued lack of affordable housing emerging from the current model, we need to re-evaluate how we deliver homes altogether? With contributions from: Lee Mallett, London Planning & Development Forum; Richard Blakeway, GLA; and Roger Zogolovitch, Solid Space.
Building Futures debates Address the future of the built environment and its impact on society with Building Futures, an RIBA initiative. Free but booking is essential. For tickets and further information please email email@example.com or visit buildingfutures.org.uk
This House Believes Regeneration is Dead Chips, 2 Lampwick Lane, New Islington, Manchester Debate Tuesday 5 October, 18.30 What are the new tools to tackle the North-South divide? Building Futures teams up with developers Urban Splash in an empty retail unit in Will Alsop’s iconic Chips building, part of the much lauded, but now stalled New Islington development.
This House Believes Deregulation is the Pathway to Hell… BDP Hub, 16 Brewhouse Yard, London EC1 Debate Wednesday 24 November, 19.00 Could deregulation of the planning process and an anarchist approach produce better quality buildings and public spaces?
Top rightThe Bell Tower of the Church of St James, Garlickhythe, Garlick Hill, London, 1892. RIBA Library Drawings and Archives Collection Top far right Great Dixter, Rye, East Sussex. RIBA Library Drawings and Archives Collection
Talks & Debates
Talks at the V&A Take part in one of our Closer Look talks at the Victoria and Albert Museum as part of the V&A+RIBA Architecture Partnership. All talks take place 13.00–14.00, are free and drop-in (please note, numbers are limited). Please meet at the Grand Entrance at 12.55.
Newgate Gaol and the Old Bailey Talk Tuesday 14 September Using examples from the collections of the RIBA and the V&A, examine the transformation of Newgate Gaol from notorious prison to the home of the Central Criminal Court. With Catriona Cornelius, RIBA Trust.
Gothic Survival to Gothic Revival: English Architectural Drawings 1500–1950 Talk Tuesday 26 October Explore how English late medieval gothic forms sometimes overlapped with the Gothic Revival, while also looking at drawings from
the Victorian archaeological revival through to the post-War period. With Charles Hind, RIBA Trust.
A Symposium on Edwin Lutyens at Great Dixter
Hidden Insights into British Architecture
Great Dixter, Rye, East Sussex Symposium Saturday 6 November, 10.00–16.00
Talk Tuesday 23 November Discover one of the most visually diverse but least known areas of the RIBA’s collections: its assortment of volumes containing design ideas, sketches and surveys by some of Britain’s most prominent architects. With Katharine Jones, RIBA Trust.
Travels on the Underground Talk Tuesday 14 December Join Fiona Orsini, curator of the Underground Journeys: Charles Holden’s designs for London Transport display on a tour of the exhibition, followed by a chance to examine further drawings from the Adams Holden & Pearson collection of designs for London Transport.
Take part in a celebration to mark the centenary of Lutyens work for Nathaniel Lloyd at his East Sussex house. Speakers and topics include Professor Gavin Stamp on Lutyens, Charles Hind on Great Dixter, Dr Esmé Whittaker on Arts and Crafts architects, Dr Janet Whymark on Edwardian Gardens and Fergus Garrett on the development of the gardens at Dixter since 1913. Sessions are held in the Great Hall and the day includes lunch, tea and coffee, plus tours of the public and private sides of the house and garden. In partnership with the Lutyens Trust. Tickets: £60. Advance booking essential. Book online at greatdixter.co.uk or call 01797 252878. Proceeds from the event go to the Great Dixter Charitable Trust Conservation Project and garden fund.
Exhibitions Be inspired by one of our many free changing exhibitions displayed at the RIBA and at the Victoria and Albert Museum as part of the V&A+RIBA Architecture Partnership, plus RIBA exhibitions further afield.
Admission to all exhibitions at the RIBA is free. Galleries are open Mondayâ€“Saturday 10.00â€“17.00. Please note, galleries may occasionally close early for special events. Please call 020 7307 3888 before your visit.
Exhibitions at the RIBA
National Schools Ideas Project
Gallery 1 15 September–15 October
Gallery 2 2–30 September
London would not be the city we know today were it not for John Nash. Enjoy a display that celebrates one of this country’s finest architect planners and his Royal Route of Waterloo Place, Regent Street, Portland Place and The Regents Park.
Discover the work of an emerging generation of architects and their ideas for the future of design for education. The National Schools Ideas Project is an academic programme linked to the DCSF’s Primary Capital Programme and Building Schools for the Future. It develops innovative ideas for new and existing schools with students and tutors from schools of Architecture across the UK. The project is co-ordinated by London Metropolitan University’s ASD Projects and is supported by RIBA Education Forum and Partnerships for Schools.
In addition to charting the history of the streets and spaces we know today – from early 19th century beginnings to 20th century reconstruction – the display also explores how the route might be enhanced in future. Ideas include Sir Terry Farrell's visionary plan for the Nash Ramblas, a new central pedestrian artery for a 21st century London. See below for details of a free iPhone app that explores the Nash Ramblas. Please note, this display may occasionally be closed during the day for events. It is advisable to call 020 7307 3888 to check before your visit.
RIBA Walks – Nash Ramblas
Left Studio Sanjeev Shankar, Jugaad, New Delhi, India, 2008. Photo: Sundeep Bali Top Will Pirkis, Kingston University, Model image of a proposed classroom interior Above Salma Chaudhary, London Metropolitan University, Proposed site model for St Mary's School
Guide yourself through the heart of the West End with your iPhone! Available to download from the App Store via iTunes, the Nash Ramblas walk is a unique architectural guide to Regent Street and The Regent’s Park. Produced by RIBA London and AIG, the app includes specially compiled galleries featuring rare archival images that give you unique access to the heritage and stories behind some of London’s most famous sights. Tap on the highlighted buildings to reveal information along the route. Free. 11
Exhibitions The Exploring Eye: The Photography of Eric de Maré Gallery 2 7 October–24 November Eric de Maré (1910–2002) was one of Britain’s most influential architectural photographers, greatly broadening the perception of where architecture was to be found. A prolific contributor to the Architectural Review, he illustrated pioneering studies of architecture in and around the Thames as well as of Britain’s neglected industrial heritage. His seminal book The Functional Tradition in Early Industrial Buildings (1958) potently suggested how warehouses and mill buildings could serve as an inspiration to architects rebuilding post-war Britain.
The Photography of Eric de Maré Gallery Talk Gallery 2 Tuesday 19 October, 18.30 Join Robert Elwall, RIBA Photographs Collection and Exhibition Curator to explore the photography of Eric de Maré and the subjects revealed in the show. Free but booking essential. See page 4 for details.
Drawing on material in the RIBA’s collections, this exhibition also explores de Maré’s love affair with his native Scandinavia and the imagery made for a clutch of other books.
Buildings & Prospects: John Piper, Photography and the Architectural Press Library 7 October–24 November Complementing the Eric de Maré exhibition, this display explores the photography of the artist John Piper (1903–1992) and in particular his contributions to the Architectural Review. Piper’s photographs of subjects such as seaside architecture, nonconformist chapels and pubs not only influenced a generation of architects but also photographers such as Edwin Smith and de Maré. Together they helped to rediscover Britain, placing increased emphasis on the built environment as a signifier of national identity. Admission subject to normal library opening hours (see page 19). ID required for entry. 12
Top left Eric de Maré, Ship-building Yard on the Clyde, 1970s. RIBA Library Photographs Collection Above John Piper, Warehouse, Boston, Lincolnshire, 1940s. Architectural Press Archive/RIBA Library Photographs Collection
The RIBA Manser Medal 2010
Gallery 1 8–26 November
Explore work by young architects from the annual Architectural Review Awards. Now in its twelfth year, it is the leading awards programme for architects and designers under 45, regularly attracting over 500 entries from around the world.
An exhibition of the RIBA Manser Medal 2010 for the best new house in the UK in association with HSBC Private Bank. The RIBA Manser Medal is awarded every year to the best one-off new house or major extension designed by an architect in the UK, with the shortlist chosen from winners of an RIBA Award. Enjoy a temporary display of the six shortlisted properties, showcasing the best in architecture in the UK. The RIBA Manser Medal 2010 winner will be announced on 11 November at a special award event. Sponsored by
Please note, this display may occasionally be closed during the day for events. It is advisable to call 020 7307 3888 to check before your visit.
Florence Hall 25 November 2010–26 February 2011
An immense diversity of projects covering buildings, interiors, product design, engineering structures, urbanism and landscape provides a fascinating snapshot of architecture’s emerging generation.
The RIBA President’s Medals Student Awards Gallery 2 1 December 2010–28 January 2011 An exhibition of award-winning student work, including the Bronze Medal for Part 1, the Silver Medal for Part 2 students and the Dissertation Medal, selected from submissions from over 270 invited Schools of Architecture from over 60 countries. These awards are aimed at promoting excellence in the study of architecture, rewarding talent, and encouraging architectural debate world-wide. All nominated projects can be viewed online at presidentsmedals.com The RIBA President’s Medals Student Awards in association with Atkins are also supported by the SOM Foundation.
Above GapHouse © Nick Kane Top right Nicholas Szczepaniak (University of Westminster), A Defensive Architecture, winner of the RIBA President’s Silver Medal 2009
Exhibitions Exhibition at the V&A Take advantage of the combined expertise of the RIBA and the Victoria and Albert Museum with an ongoing programme of exhibitions. Admission free. The V&A is open daily 10.00–17.45, Fridays 10.00–22.00.
Underground Journeys: Charles Holden’s designs for London Transport 2 October 2010–13 February 2011 V&A+RIBA Architecture Gallery, Room 128a A display examining the designs carried out by architect Charles Holden during the 1920s and 1930s for London Underground, undoubtedly his greatest and most successful patron. The full range of his work is explored, from stations on the Northern line and the refurbishment of Piccadilly Circus station through to his creation of a new London Underground headquarters at 55 Broadway and his iconic, modernist, station designs produced for the Piccadilly line such as Arnos Grove and Southgate. Holden’s collaboration with London Underground’s chief executive Frank Pick is investigated – their joint belief in the design philosophy of fitness for purpose was instrumental in shaping the Underground’s unique, corporate style.
Top left Adams Holden & Pearson, Design for the new headquarters of the London Electric Railway Company, 55 Broadway, London, 1927. RIBA Library Drawings and Archives Collection Top middle Adams Holden & Pearson, Design for Highgate London Underground Station, 1930. RIBA Library Drawings and Archives Collection
Exhibitions further afield Palladio and His Legacy: A Transatlantic Journey The National Building Museum, Washington, DC 2 September 2010 – 9 January 2011 A touring exhibition that brings together 31 of the RIBA’s rare drawings by Andrea Palladio, explores the development of Palladio’s design sensibility and his profound influence on architecture in America. Drawings range from early studies and sketches to presentation drawings of villas and other commissioned works and include preliminary designs for Palladio’s groundbreaking architectural text I Quattro Libri dell’ Architettura. The exhibition also highlights Palladio’s enormous impact on the architecture of the United States. This influence is demonstrated by models
specially created and loaned for this exhibition from renowned modelmaker Timothy Richards of Bath. An RIBA Trust exhibition, in association with the Centro Internazionale di Studi di Architettura Andrea Palladio, Vicenza, and presented in Washington, D.C. in partnership with the National Building Museum. Support of the traveling exhibition is provided by the Richard H. Driehaus Charitable Lead Trust and Regione del Veneto, among others. Support for the presentation of the exhibition at the National Building Museum is provided by Federazione Veneta BCC, among many others.
Fifty Buildings, 50 Years Great Modern Architecture in the East Midlands Wirksworth Festival Ecocentre, Derbyshire 11–25 September The Hub, Sleaford 9–24 October Northampton Museum and Art Gallery 30 October–12 December Discover some of the hidden gems and familiar buildings of the East Midlands in a touring exhibition that showcases the innovative and enduring architecture of the region. From the swinging sixties onwards, the show reveals how architectural creativity is shaped by context, place, culture, social and political trends of the time and, in turn, shapes the identity of the region’s places and spaces. See architecture.com/fifty50 In addition a Fifty/50 Guide Book to Modern Architecture in the East Midlands is available. With thanks to: Heritage Lottery Fund, Ibstock Brick and sponsoring architects.
Top left Conjectural Portrait of Andrea Palladio, c.1715. Engraved after Sebastiano Ricci (1659–1734). RIBA British Architectural Library Above Andrea Palladio, Measured drawing of the Arch of Jupiter Ammon, Verona, c.1540. RIBA British Architectural Library Top right Photo: Benoy
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Further Activities and Events RIBA Stirling Prize Dinner 2010 In association with
London Open House RIBA Tours Tours Saturday 18 September 10.00–15.30 Tours 11.30, 12.30, 14.00 The RIBA Headquarters will be open to the public for London Open House. openhouse.org.uk Free. Drop-in event. Maximum 20 per tour
Awards Dinner The Roundhouse, London NW1 Saturday 2 October, 17.25 The RIBA Stirling Prize in association with The Architects’ Journal and Benchmark is this year being held at the Roundhouse. Attend the most prestigious event in the architecture calendar. Join architects, clients and the industry’s top players and be the first to find out who has won. The awards are broadcast on BBC TWO in a live programme at 18.30 presented by Kevin McCloud. Associate sponsors: Ibstock, NBS and SIV Special Awards supporters: CABE, Sorrell Foundation, Marco Goldschmied Foundation, Crown Estate, Bloxham Charitable Trust Tickets £250 inc. VAT (£212.77 ex. VAT) each. Tables arranged for 10 guests. A discount is available for tables booked by shortlisted schemes. For details and bookings email email@example.com
The Social Drawing Events 7 September – 26 October Tutors from London Drawing lead a series of drawing events at venues including the V&A, the RIBA, the Barbican Art Gallery and The Design Museum to help refresh your drawing skills and explore different materials and techniques in places of architectural merit. Each evening session concentrates on a different way of capturing the human form while responding to the building it is in. Attend one session or as many as you wish, drawing equipment supplied. Tickets: £15 per class. Booking essential. Max 25 people per class. Visit architecture.com/ribalondon for full details.
Above Aerial shot of Roundhouse. Courtesy of Why Not Associates
British Architectural Library
RIBA British Architectural Library Have you been looking for images of how London looked after the Blitz, for recent buildings by your favourite architect or for examples of a high Victorian sofa? Would you like to revisit an old country house you first saw as a child or the garden suburb your grandparents once lived in? Do names like Andrea Palladio, Christopher Wren or David Chipperfield bring to mind images of places and buildings you want to know more about? Are you working on an assignment, thinking of remodelling your kitchen, or curious about visiting some of the great monuments of the past? Are you interested in Armenian churches, British museums, Canadian tepees or African mud huts? Do you want to read 700 different magazines or discover which guidebook will serve you best on your travels to Saint Petersburg? If the answer is yes, then come to the RIBA Library. Our collections, of some four million books, manuscripts, drawings, photographs and architectural models housed at the RIBA and the Victoria & Albert Museum, are freely accessible to all. See page 19 for visiting details. architecture.com/librarydrawingsandphotographs Top left Church of the Holy Cross, Akhtamar Island, Lake Van, Turkey Top David Adjay, Idea Store, Poplar, London Above St Paul's Cathedral and St Vedast alias Foster, Cheapside, seen from Gutter Lane, City of London All RIBA British Architectural Library
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Front cover ‘Skyscraper' fishermen's sheds, the Stade, Hastings, East Sussex, 1956. Photo: Eric de Maré/ RIBA Library Photographs Collection. Part of the Eric de Maré exhibition, see p12