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RIBA West London Group Presents: A Tale of Two Cities

15 March 18:30 - 21:00
Organized by: RIBA
Venue: RIBA
Royal Institute of British Architects
76 Portland Place
London
W1B 1AD

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.

Speakers include:

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 - Christelle Avenier – AVENIER CORNEJO architects

Christelle Avenier graduated from the ENSA Paris Malaquais, where she met Miguel Cornejo, founding their own firm in 2006. Projects include a competition winning project in Valparaiso, a hostel at Porte des Lilas with Chartier Dalix, and social housing in Paris. Awards include Europe 40 under 40, 2014 & AR Emerging Architecture, 2017.

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 - Vincent Parreira - AAVP ARCHITECTURE

Vincent graduated at École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Paris La Villette and founded AAVP ARCHITECTURE in 2000. He won “Réinventer Paris” with a mortuary at Poterne des Peupliers; his social housing for City of Paris/ICF La Sablière won ArchiDesignClub Award 2017. He also won the Grand Prix d’urbanisme et d’architecture de la Haute-Normandie for the ATELIER culture centre in Gournay-en-Bray.

This event is generously sponsored by VMZINC.

Our Sponsor - Roger Baltus. - VMZINC

After qualifying as an architect Roger practiced architecture in both Liege and Paris before joining VMZINC in 1984. Roger has worked in the R&D, marketing and commercial departments of the company in both the traditional European markets for zinc as well as in emerging markets. Roger is currently the director of communication and public relations for the VMZINC brand.

Includes conference, coffee, tea, wine, soft drinks, canapes and crisps.