Spring School 2017: The RSAW Six Nations

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Friday 7 April, Portmeirion, Wales

6 architects, 6 countries, 1 passion – an unmissable match

With the attention of the sports world focussed on the 2017 RBS Six Nations Rugby Championship, the Royal Society of Architects in Wales (RSAW) has announced the line-up for its own Six Nations ‘unmissable match’ in the form of the RSAW Spring School at Portmeirion on Friday 7 April. Co-hosted by long-term sponsors Ibstock and Forticrete, the conference draws architects from six rugby-loving nations for a day-long exploration of thoughtful and responsible design. In a series of condensed ‘Inspiration Hours’, RSAW presents an interpretation of the multi-faceted impact of architecture – from a compassionate response to the refugee crisis in Europe to thoughtful civic design and imaginative new homes in sensitive settings.

Between them, the international line-up of speakers comprises the Italian Architectural Practice of the Year 2014; the winner of the Architectural Association of Ireland Downes Medal for Architectural Excellence; 3 times winner, Scottish Design Awards Architectural Practice of the year; BD Education Architect of the Year; BD Public Building Architect of the Year;  RIBA/RIAI/AAI award- winners; several Mies van der Rohe Award nominees; two RIBA Manser Medallists and Stirling Prize shortlisters.

ENGLAND: Jessica Reynolds, vPPR Architects, London

FRANCE: Christian Pottgiesser, Christian Pottgiesser Architectures Possibles, Paris

IRELAND: Grainne Hasssett, Hassett Ducatez Architects, Dublin and SAUL School of Architecture University of Limerick

ITALY: Enrico Vianello, TAM Associati, Venice

SCOTLAND: Neil Gillespie, Reiach and Hall Architects, Edinburgh

WALES: Chris Loyn, Loyn & Co, Penarth, Cardiff

Set in the heart of Sir Clough Williams Ellis’s magical Italianate village of Portmeirion, we invite you to escape to this beautiful part of Wales for a day (or longer) of convivial learning and conversation, tailoring your stay to focus on the main day programme - or select a dinner and overnight package to experience a village or castle suite.

Tickets: £110 + VAT (day delegate); £155 + VAT (day and dinner); overnight B+B add-on available.

For the full programme, see here.

Ring RSAW 0292 022 8987or email RSAW to reserve a place; or complete and return the booking form via email or post.

Posted on Friday 17th February 2017