London's high-rise future: exhilarating or alarming?

Hear a panel of experts discuss the unprecedented growth in London's skyline – and the potential wider impact of this surge

Date

May 9 2017 • 7.00pm
to 8.30pm

Contact

0207 307 3717 meneesha.kellay@riba.org

venue

RIBA, 66 Portland Place, London W1B 1AD

Tickets

£9.50 Standard

£6.50 RIBA Members, RIBA Student Members and RIBA Friends

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Tickets

£9.50 Standard

£6.50 RIBA Members, RIBA Student Members and RIBA Friends

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Lord Palumbo faced fierce opposition to build a 19-story ‘skyscraper’ designed by Mies van der Rohe. Taking its cue from the argument to not build tall in 1960s, this panel will discuss whether the debate has had an effect on the current London skyline and should this rigour in assessing tall-buildings be reinstated?

With more than 455 high-rises (of over 20 storeys) planned for London and new high-rise clusters being developed today, would better quality towers have been built in the City if the Mies scheme was built? What is the future of London’s skyline and its impact on the ground level?

Hear from Sunand Prasad, Penoyre & Prasad and past President of the RIBA; Barbara Weiss, Barbara Weiss Architects; and Chris Miele, Planning and Development Team, Montagu Evans. The discussion will be chaired by Liane Hartley, co-founder and director of Mend a social enterprise specialising in responsible procurement, planning and place-making. 

More speakers to be announced.

This event is part of the exhibition 'Mies van der Rohe & James Stirling: Circling the Square’.

Supported by:

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