Join us for an enlightening tour of a fine example of award-winning state-of-the-art public architecture.
We do not think of our buildings as separate objects to be looked at, but rather as places to see into and out from, closely related to the spaces in between and the wider world beyond.
- O’Donnell & Tuomey 2007
Architecture is the instrumental art par excellence, always needing to combine human purposes with any claim to intrinsic beauty.
Designed by the celebrated Irish architects Sheila O’Donnell & John Tuomey, built in 2013 and shortlisted for the RIBA’s Stirling Prize, this extraordinary building responds gymnastically to London’s tight mediaeval street pattern just to the south of Lincoln’s Inn Fields. It is a complex brick tower, whose striking facetted form plays prismatically and dramatically with material, light and shade; a provocative sculptural and spatial engagement with its immediate surroundings.
This is sophisticated urbanism. However, does the building’s dynamic geometric external appearance still generate livable, usable spaces within?
For more information about the event, please contact Mark Power FRSA at firstname.lastname@example.org
Find out on the Fellows Artists’ Network guided tour on 6 January 2016. For more information about the building visit www.architecture.com
Location: 1 Sheffield Street, London WC2A 2EY