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RIBA to promote British architects at MIPIM 2011


07 February 2011

Press office contact:

Mina Vadon
T: +44 (0)207 307 3761
E: mina.vadon@riba.org

Dates: Tuesday 8 – Friday 11 March 2011

Location: London Pavilion, Palais Des Festivals, Bd. de la Croisette, Cannes, France

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) supported by UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) will be hosting a stand at MIPIM 2011, the worlds leading property and investment event., as part of a wider programme to promote British architectural talent and the value of good design to an international audience.

Featuring presentations from twenty small and medium sized RIBA UK chartered practices, the RIBA stand will provide a valuable opportunity for smaller practices to promote their work to an international audience, and give them the necessary contacts and knowledge to enter an increasingly competitive market.  

The collaboration between the RIBA and UKTI follows on from the very successful joint trade mission to Shanghai, China in July 2010, featuring fourteen UK architects.

Speaking today, RIBA President Ruth Reed said:

“The RIBA is at MIPIM 2011 with the message that choosing an architect is the first step to procuring not only great architecture, but a whole design and construction team that will help you achieve the project and development you deserve in any part of the world. Architects are experts in advising on the effective use of existing buildings and the creation of new ones that offer viable, elegant and exemplary solutions to 21st century challenges.

“The practices featured at the RIBA stand represent those businesses that are ready to embrace work internationally and bring value to your project - large or small. As RIBA Chartered Practices they carry with them an internationally recognised level of quality and high standards of design capability, working practices and customer service, ensuring that you are working with the best people for the job.”

Andrew Whiting, Director at HÛT Architecture said:

“Following on the success of 2010, HÛT look forward to participating at MIPIM for the second year running. We see MIPIM as a unique opportunity to meet new contacts and catch up with existing ones in a professional face to face environment, whilst promoting our work to a wider international audience. Through the RIBA’s stand and presence in the London Pavilion, HÛT are able to showcase our practice, participate in events, and use these to generate leads for new work.

“The range of talks, conferences, and social events taking place over the week means that there is always somewhere to be, and somebody to talk to.”

An RIBA Practices showcase event will take place on Wednesday 9 March at 5.30pm, as part of MIPIM 2011.

Notes to editors

  1. For further press information, journalists please contact Mina Vadon, Press Officer on 020 7307 3761 or mina.vadon@inst.riba.org  
  2. UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) is the government organisation that helps UK-based companies succeed in the global economy. We also help overseas companies bring their high quality investment to the UK’s economy – acknowledged as Europe’s best place from which to succeed in global business. UKTI offers expertise and contacts through its extensive network of specialists in the UK, and in British embassies and other diplomatic offices around the world. We provide companies with the tools they require to be competitive on the world stage. For more information visit: www.uktradeinvest.gov.uk | www.youtube.com/UKTIWeb | http://blog.ukti.gov.uk | www.flickr.com/ukti | http://twitter.com/ukti  
  3. The following practices will be attending MIPIM with the RIBA:
  •  AndArchitects
  •  Astudio Architecture
  •  Axis Mason Architects
  •  Chris Dyson Architects Ltd
  •  Formation Architects
  •  George Stowell RIBA Chartered Practice
  •  GLS Architecture
  •  Hampson Williams
  •  Harry Dobbs Design Ltd
  •  HÛT
  •  Jane Duncan Architects Ltd
  •  Jatsch Laux Architects
  •  MAE LLP
  •  Marks Barfield Architects
  •  Matthew Lloyd Architects LLP
  •  RCKarchitects
  •  Riches Hawley Mikhail Architects
  •  Studio RHE
  •  Sutton Griffin Architects
  •  Wintersgill LLP
  1. Participating practices were chosen on a first come basis, and expressions of interest were advertised via the RIBA East, RIBA London, RIBA South, and RIBA South East monthly bulletins between August and November 2010, and on www.architecture.com. Practices defined as small to medium (those of approximately 25-30 headcount and below) were chosen.


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