Alison Brooks Architects, one of the most prestigious architectural studios in the United Kingdom, will be the protagonist of the new episode of The Architects Series, the exhibition format curated by the The Plan magazine for the Iris Ceramica Group since 2018.
The event will be held on September 14 at 7 p.m. at the ICG Gallery Showroom in London. Those interested can book and attend in person or register on the Iris Ceramica Group digital platform to follow the live stream of the event.
Following the consolidated formula of all the episodes in the series, the first part will be dedicated to the screening of a 30-minute documentary film that will narrate, through images and interviews with the protagonists, where and how the architectural works created by the studio are born. A real "behind the scenes" look through which spectators will have the opportunity to discover the architectural studio's innovative and contemporary style, which combines cultural research and artistic vision, as well as other salient aspects of its design approach. Since the studio's foundation in 1996, as well as in its most avant-garde projects, in fact, Alison Brooks Architects has been continuously committed to involving communities and finding new forms of architectural expression.
The studio's most recent projects span various fields, with large-scale urban projects such as mixed-use buildings, including One Ashley Road in Tottenham Hale and Cadence in King's Cross, in London, as well as a high-density neighbourhood in Surrey, Canada. The studio has also distinguished itself in the education and arts spheres, with projects such as the Cohen Quad site at Exeter College, in Oxford and the entrance building and Centre for Research in Children's Literature at Homerton College, in Cambridge. In addition, Alison Brooks Architects has created private residential projects where the design takes on a more intimate and experimental approach.
Alison Brooks is the soul of the studio and its driving force. She is the only British architect to have received major awards such as the RIBA Stirling Prize, the Manser Medal (twice) and the Stephen Lawrence Prize. This, in addition to the more than seventy other awards received by the studio for the excellence of specific projects. An avid promoter and supporter of the role of women in architecture, Alison Brooks has a holistic approach to architecture and considers it as an "ever-changing social art form and a means to foster ongoing creative-cultural dialogue". The second part of the event will conclude with her lecture.
To participate in the webinar “The Architects Series – A documentary on: Alison Brooks Architects” register here.
The course has been submitted for approval by AIA CES (USA) and RIBA CPD (UK) for continuing education credits, and by CNACPP for accreditation of two CFPs (Italy only).
Thursday, September 14, 2023
7:00 p.m. – Welcome and screening of the documentary “The Architects Series – A documentary on: Alison Brooks Architects”
7:30 p.m. – Lecture by Alison Brooks
Images and video courtesy of the Iris Ceramica Group