Dream Builders: David Adjaye

The world's greatest architects and designers talk to BBC’s Razia Iqbal at the RIBA


July 8 2014 • 7.00pm
to 8.30pm


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RIBA, 66 Portland Place W1B 1AD, London







David Adjaye has been described as an architect with an ‘artist’s sensibility’. His internationally renowned buildings are defined by his bold use of innovative materials and a diverse colour palette which reflect an equally strong interest in landscape and terrain.

(c) Ed Reeves

From his pioneering ‘Ideas Store’ library buildings in the UK, to the Museum of Contemporary Art in Denver , to The Bernie Grant Arts Centre in Tottenham, London, to the Nobel Peace Centre in Oslo and the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum for African American History and Culture in Washington DC, his work is imbued with, and inspired by, the stories of people and dynamics of place.

In 2007, he was awarded an OBE for services to architecture and in 2013 he topped the Guardian’s “Powerlist” of Britain’s most influential black people. He currently has projects underway in Ghana, Nigeria, America, China and the Middle East.

In partnership with the BBC, the RIBA brings you an opportunity to direct questions to David Adjaye as he is interviewed by Razia Iqbal about his approach to building, his many journeys and the projects and experiences that have defined him.

A recording of the event will be broadcast by the BBC World Service.


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