2012: OLYMPICS: 2 CITIES, 2 BIDS, 2 BROWNFIELD SITES, READY AND WAITING
2018: REGENERATION: A SPRINKLING OF ICONS AND A LOT OF HOUSING.
London and Paris designers compare their experiences at our evening event:
West London Architects, a branch of the RIBA London Region spans the London Boroughs of Kensington and Chelsea, Hammersmith and Fulham, Brent, Ealing, Harrow, Hillingdon, Hounslow and Westminster.
Franco-British Union of Architects is a long established society of french and british architects dedicated to the sharing of architectural knowledge, experience and culture.
At this event hosted in the RIBA Forum, we will be exploring how the two capital cities tackled the regeneration of the sites selected for the 2012 Olympics.
We’ll look at the role of planning authorities, master planners and design guides, and see what we can each learn from the experience.
LONDON — Alison Brooks, Alison Brooks Architects
Alison has become a public voice for the profession advocating the role housing as civic building, the resurgence of building craft and the use of timber in architecture. Her housing at New Hall Harlow is an exemplar of how to achieve high quality design for developers in a challenging new town.
PARIS — Marie Christine Gagneux
Marie Christine, educated at the École des Beaux-Arts of Paris and Yale is now Professor of Theory and Practice at the School of Architecture, Versailles. She has designed social housing as well as public buildings; mostly arising from public competitions. A member of the French State Architectes-Conseil association, she is counsellor for the PREBAT research program and an expert on sustainable housing. She received the medal of Ordre National du Mérite for her work.
LONDON — Jonathan Kendall, Partner and Director of Urban Design, Fletcher Priest Architects
Jonathan has worked on a number of high profile, large scale and complex urban projects from initial concept stages through to the successful achievement of planning permissions and beyond, including more than a decade leading the work of the practice on Stratford City and the 2012 Olympic Village. Jonathan has taught at the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL, for nearly twenty years.
PARIS — Virginie Picon-Lefevbre
Architect and Urban Designer, Virginie is Professor TPCAU at Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Paris Belleville. After a doctorate in Art History at the Sorbonne she qualified with an Accreditation to Supervise Research in Architecture at the University of Versailles-St Quentin, leading to her career in research. She was appointed Lecturer at the Harvard graduate School of Design and is a member of the Architecture and Infrastructure Research Group (GRAI) She specialises in research into urban philosophy, Architecture: Enlightenment to Industry and the Architecture of Tourism.
Includes conference, coffee, tea, wine, soft drinks, canapes and crisps.