Airports - Our past, present and urban future?
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Airports in the 21st century are the most important building type in the world. Capable of surplanting entire cities in their importance, they are at the heart of the global economy and the movement of people and services.
In the past 60 years they have grown from basic landing strips to today's awe inspiring cathedrals of glass and steel. Pushing engineering to its limits they have lept in scale. But what were the great milestones and key drivers in this architectural evolution and where are airports heading next?
Panel discussion charting what makes or breaks a great airport and what will shape them in the next 60 years.
With contributions from Jonathan Glancey (Architecture critic, presenter and writer), Antoinette Nassopoulos Erickson (Partner, Foster + Partners), Ivan Harbour (Partner, Rogers, Stirk, Harbour + Partners), Colin Davies (Author and architectural historian), Mark Middleton (Managing Partner at Grimshaw Architects) and Mike Pearson (Atkins Head of Airports).
Chaired by Hugh Pearman (Editor, RIBA Journal)
Part of a season of exhibitions and events inspired the BBC series The Brits Who Built the Modern World
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Madrid Barajas airport, Madrid, Spain, 2006. By Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners. © Duccio Malagamba / RIBA Library Photographs Collection