Date: Thursday 17 November 2016
Time: Drinks reception from 7pm. Talk begins at 7.30pm
Venue: Queen’s University Belfast, School of Law building and Peter Frogatt Centre
Tickets: Full price £12 (inclusive of VAT)
RSUA/RIBA International Members £10 (inclusive of VAT)
RSUA/RIBA Student Members are free (limited number of tickets)
The Royal Society of Ulster Architects (RSUA) in partnership with ARUP is delighted to announce the return of an annual public lecture in Belfast which will feature the work of significant international figures who powerfully influence contemporary architectural practice and shape the future of the global built environment. The Building Inspiration Lecture 2016 will be given by Snøhetta’s Robert Greenwood, Partner, Managing Director – UK, Middle East, Africa, & Asia Pacific.
Snøhetta is an integrated design practice of architecture, landscape, interiors, furniture, graphic and brand design, with offices in eight cities including Oslo, Norway, and New York City.
In 1989, Snøhetta received its first commission to re-invent the great Alexandria Library in Egypt, after winning an international design competition. This was followed a decade later by another competition-winning proposal for the Norwegian National Opera and Ballet. In 2004, Snøhetta was commissioned to build the only cultural building on the World Trade center memorial site, and a permanent office was then set up in New York. Snøhetta is currently involved with more than 50 projects in Europe, Asia, Africa, Oceania, and the Americas.
Current projects include the redevelopment of Times Square in New York City, which is currently under construction, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art expansion, the Calgary New Public Library and Plaza, Museo de Ciencias Ambientales, an environmental science museum in Guadalajara, Mexico, and the Lascaux Caves Museum in Lascaux, France.
Snøhetta has won numerous international awards, including the Mies van der Rohe European Prize for Architecture, the Aga Kahn Prize, and has twice won the World Architecture Award for Best Cultural Building.
Robert Greenwood is a Partner and Managing Director of Snøhetta. Educated in the UK Robert joined the practice in 1993 to play a central role in the detail design and construction of the Alexandra Library in Egypt. Since returning from Egypt in 1995 Robert has been deeply involved in design projects and competitions at Snøhetta. In 2006 he became a Partner and Design Director responsible for International work. From 2011 he has been Managing Director for Snøhetta Overseas with responsibility for International projects outside of Mainland Europe. Robert has been active in Architectural Education in Norway, teaching at the schools in Norway and holding masterclass lectures and courses around the world.