ID2015: RIAI Walks + Talks London with O’Donnell + Tuomey, 9 June 2015
Published: Tuesday, May 26, 2015
RIAI Walks + Talks London forms part of the RIAI’s official programme for the Year of Irish Design, ID2015 and of the London Festival of Architecture. The series was devised by the RIAI to engage the public with award-winning buildings, illustrated through building tours and conversations with the architects.
On 9 June 2015, Irish architects and Royal Gold Medal Recipients, Sheila O'Donnell + John Tuomey, will deliver special tours of their award-winning building, the Saw Swee Hock Student Centre at the LSE, followed by a public conversation with Professor Kester Rattenbury, University of Westminster.
Building Walk with Sheila O’Donnell and John Tuomey at 4pm - Booked Out
Building Walk with Sheila O’Donnell and John Tuomey at 4.45pm - Booked Out
Public Conversation with Sheila O’Donnell and John Tuomey, moderated by Professor Kester Rattenbury at 6.30pm
O'Donnell + Tuomey will discuss milestones of their work and their approach to designing and building. The practice has won numerous awards for the Saw Swee Hock Student Centre, including an RIAI International Award, the RIBA London Building of the Year Award 2014 and a Stirling Prize nomination. O’Donnell + Tuomey have been announced as the 2015 recipients of the Brunner Prize, awarded by the American Academy of Arts and Letters and are one of only five finalist for the European Union Architecture Prize, the Mies van der Rohe Award. O’Donnell + Tuomey will also give a public lecture at the 2015 RIAI Annual Conference in October 2015.
The RIAI is represented on ID2015’s stakeholder board for the built environment through Deputy CEO Kathryn Meghen and will deliver three projects under this call: a new digital global exhibition on Irish architecture; a series of Walks + Talks by Irish architects in London; and a special built environment focus of its RIAI Annual Review publication.