“The Architects Series – A documentary on: WilkinsonEyre”is the 21st instalment of this event organized by THE PLAN magazine for Iris Ceramica Group. The event will begin at 5:30 pm (GMT) / 6:30 pm (CET) / 12:30 pm (US EST) on Thursday, February 10, and will include the screening of a 30-minute video-documentary followed by a lecture delivered by WilkinsonEyre co-founder, Jim Eyre. The webinar will be live streamed from the Iris Ceramica Group showroom in London,. Attendees will need to register via the Iris Ceramica Group’s digital platform.
As a celebration of Chris Wilkinson’s life, the documentary will present a selection of the many projects with a distinctive and unique trait that both reflects his personal creativity and essential touch, a legacy which is imbued in the studio design approach.
Based in London, WilkinsonEyre is an international architecture studio founded by Chris Wilkinson and Jim Eyre in 1999. Its portfolio includes numerous national and international award-winning projects. The designers’ work is based on an approach based on the aware use of technology and materials, integrating the awareness of the context into contemporary architecture. The works completed by the London-based firm incorporate aesthetic values, innovative technologies and cutting-edge structures in all sectors, including culture, sport and leisure, education, infrastructures, residential, offices and large-scale masterplans.
"Our projects give us scope to fulfil our love of design, and to make a worthwhile contribution to society. Each project is an opportunity to explore new ideas, and to try and build good architecture."
The firm’s most important projects include the Guangzhou International Finance Center – one of the world’s tallest buildings – the huge Gardens by the Bay in Singapore, the restoration of the Sir Giles Gilbert Scott's Battersea Power Station, and the temporary structure for the London 2012 Olympic Games Basketball Arena.
The current projects include the Compton and Edrich Stands at Lord's cricket ground, the new Centre for Horticultural Science and Learning for the RHS Garden Wisley and some towers in London, Sydney and Toronto.
Thanks to its aware design which pays attention to detail, the firm has won many prizes, including the prestigious RIBA Lubetkin Prize for both the Guangzhou International Finance Center and the Gardens by the Bay, and the RIBA Stirling Prize for the Millennium Bridge in Gateshead and the Magna Trust in Rotherham.
"We love to make dynamic use of space, light and materials, focusing on proportions to create something memorable that lifts the spirits and has a logic and sense of place."
To take part in the webinar “The Architects Series – A documentary on: WilkinsonEyre” you must register at the following link:
The course is pending approval by the AIA CES-USA and RIBA CPD-UK for the recognition of its learning units and by the CNACPP for the accreditation of 2 CFPs, Professional Learning Credits (Italy only)
Thursday 10 February, 2022
6.30 pm (CET) / 5.30 pm (UK GMT) / 12.30 pm (US GMT) Welcome and screening of the documentary “The Architects Series – A documentary on: WilkinsonEyre”.
7:00 pm (CET) Conference Lecture with Jim Eyre