Rykwert heads panel line-up for British Architecture Now
Eminent architectural historian Joseph Rykwert will be the special guest as part of a panel that will lead the discussion of ‘British Architecture Now – a review of the RIBA Awards 2012’ on Tuesday 17 July, supported by Sapa Building System.
Taking place at the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) HQ in Portland Place, the event, which is being organised by The AJ, will recognise this year’s winners of the RIBA Awards.
Joining Joseph Rywert, who is widely regarded as the most important architectural historian and critic of his generation, will be Edwin Heathcote, architecture and design critic at the Financial Times, Alison Brooks, winner of the RIBA Stirling Prize in 2008 and RIBA Judge, Murray Fraser, a professor of architecture at the University of Westminster and a member of the RIBA Awards Group, Paul Finch, The AJ’s editorial director and chairman on DC CABE and Rory Olcayto, The AJ’s deputy editor.
Invited guests will hear the panel debate around the theme of British Architecture Now, which will be driven by the winners of the RIBA Awards themselves. Joseph Rykwert will then conclude the evening by placing the best of today’s architecture into a wider historical context.
Jon Palethorpe, commercial director at Sapa Building System, said: “It’s fantastic to see such key figures of the architectural world make up the panel, which is sure to lead to an interesting and lively debate. The quality and range of RIBA Award-winning projects will also undoubtedly create further talking points and we’re delighted to be part of it.”
Doors will open at 18.30 with the debate starting at 18.45 and a drinks reception will follow at 21.00. The event is free to attend but strictly ticketed and you can register your interest at http://britisharchitecturenow.eventbrite.co.uk/
For more information contact Sapa Building System on 01684 853500 or email
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