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Fourteen selected to attend RIBA mission at the Shanghai Expo 2010


28 June 2010

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Mina Vadon
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The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) today announces details of the fourteen architects attending the Institute’s workshop and trade mission to the Shanghai Expo 2010, as part of UKTI’s Creative Industries programme.

The mission runs from 19 – 23 July 2010, with contributions from Thomas Heatherwick, the designer of the British Pavilion; Sir Terry Farrell, architect of several high-profile projects in China, and Immediate Past President of the RIBA, architect Sunand Prasad.

Architects were selected to ensure the mission and workshop represented a genuine mix of practitioners. The final panel selection includes architects with some experience of working in China, those that were new to the market, sole practitioners and small practices, as well as national and global companies.


Name   Practice  
Jun Huang Benoy
James Burland Burland TM Architects
David Kohn David Kohn Architects
David Gallagher DGA Architects
Alex de Rijke dRMM
Harry William Sinclair Dobbs Harry Dobbs Architects
Hugh Broughton Hugh Broughton Architects
Roger Wu John McAslan + Partners
Claire McKeown Malcolm Reading & Associates
Michel Mossessian Mossessian & Partners Ltd
Ilkan Osman OSM Architects
Paul Davis  Paul Davis + Partners
Richard Julian Dudzicki  RDA Limited
Pierre Wassenaar Stride Treglown Davies


The RIBA will also be hosting a tour of the British Pavilion with its designer Thomas Heatherwick, a networking session for missioners to meet Shanghai - based UK firms, an architecture showcase and a presentation on the UK's Creative Industries in the Pavilion.

Speaking today, RIBA President Ruth Reed said:

'The RIBA trade mission to Shanghai is not only a fantastic opportunity to showcase the talent and creativity of British architects to a global audience, but also to foster links with China through creative collaboration – the workshop is an excellent example of this in practice. We are delighted that Sir Terry Farrell, one of our leading architects, and Thomas Heatherwick, designer of the British Pavilion, will be attending as part of the RIBA’s mission. I am sure the programme for Shanghai will be inspirational for all who attend.'

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