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Julian Watt – Heathrow

By Lectures

Julian Watt, a previous Wellingtonian now residing in London, and working for Grimshaw architects, will be presenting a one-off New Zealand lecture on Tuesday 8 December.

“For the past 3 years I’ve been running a project called Terminal 2 Concourse B at Heathrow. It is a new satellite pier at Heathrow designed to eventually house all of the long haul STAR Alliance carriers. In its finished state it will be connected by an underground tracked transit system back to the new Terminal 2 building. Effectively this will constitute a Terminal and Pier for STAR Alliance to rival the work at T5 for BA. Due to the nature of working at Heathrow, the building has been designed and built in 2 phases. The first phase (160m of an eventual 500m) is due for handover to BAA on 27th November 2009.”

The Terminal 2 project is a massive piece of infrastructure, inserted into one of the world’s busiest airports without shutting down the existing terminal. Grimshaw (of Nicolas Grimshaw fame) is one of London’s great contextual masters and a skilled architect. It should be a great chance to catch up with some cutting edge design and construction of this latest slice of London’s transport architecture.

5.30 for drinks and nibbles, 6pm for the lecture, at Victoria University School of Architecture, on Tuesday 8th December.  Be there!    Yes, for those interested, CPD points will be available.

Deidre Brown to talk on Maori Architecture

By AC EVENTS, Lectures

Come along to hear Deidre talk about her research on Maori Architecture.

Thursday 18th June from 5.45 (mihi, 6pm lecture, 7ish food & drinks) is the time and day.  There’ll be books on hand if you’d like a copy and an author to sign them if that suits  … and of course plenty of people to catch up with over a drink or two!!  RSVP to – by Tues 16th would be grand so we know how many mouths there are to feed.

Yamamoto architecture

By AC EVENTS, Lectures

Victoria University School of Architecture & Design extends an invitation to hear award winning Japanese architect Riken Yamamoto speak on a selection of his work for one day only: Saturday 4 July, LT1, 1.30-2.30, $10 – cheap at twice the price!! Read More