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Royal Academy of Music – Topping Out
20th July saw the topping out with the placing of the glass to the Recital Hall cupola. The pictures show the Principal Jonathan Freeman-Attwood with the architect, Ian Ritchie. ‘Topping Out’ is traditionally when the building’s construction reaches its highest point, and was organised by the contractor – Osborne. The new Opera – Theatre and […]
Royal Academy of Music – Topping Out
Ian Ritchie’s Opinion piece from Architects Journal – 13th July 2017
Ian Ritchie: ‘The Garden Bridge’s backers live in an alternate reality defined by privilege’ There must be a reckoning on the Garden Bridge and it must not happen again, writes Ian Ritchie Download the full article. Original article here.
Ian Ritchie’s Opinion piece from Architects Journal – 13th July 2017
Why socialism?
An article written by Albert Einstein in May 1949 that appeared in the first issue of the socialist journal Monthly Review which seems pertinent to the world of today. “Private capital tends to become concentrated in few hands, partly because of competition among the capitalists, and partly because technological development and the increasing division of […]
Why socialism?
WAF Finalists
iRAL are delighted to have three projects selected as World Architecture Festival Awards finalists: Mercers Walk 'Mixed Use' and 'Best Use of Colour'; Royal Shakespeare Company's The Other Place (TOP) New & Old; and Royal Academy of Music's Opera Theatre and Recital Hall Future Projects.
WAF Finalists
Galvanising Awards 2017 – Duplex Award
iRAL are pleased to announce Sainsbury Wellcome Centre as the winner of the 2017 Duplex Award at the Galvanising Awards. This is the 6th win for SWC having won 2 RICS awards, 2 European awards (LEAF) and BCI Major Project of the Year 2016.
Galvanising Awards 2017 – Duplex Award
Constructing Excellence Awards 2017
iRAL are pleased to announce Mercers Walk as the 2017 Winner of the Constructing Excellence Building of the Year Award (London and South East). “a remarkably complex project with outstanding outcomes despite its challenging location and associated restrictions.” The principal contractor was Osborne. The design team was led by Ian Ritchie Architects with engineering by […]
Constructing Excellence Awards 2017
Sousse and Bardo Memorial
We are honoured to announce our participation with Tim Morgan, sculptor, for the Sousse and Bardo Memorial competition held by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. The memorial will commemorate the victims of the Port El Kantaoui and Bardo National Museum terrorist attacks in 2015. The winning submission from the eight shortlisted designers will be announced […]
Sousse and Bardo Memorial
Ian Ritchie’s Comments from Architects Journal – 9th June 2017
Margaret Thatcher wanted to destroy socialism and promoted individualism at the expense of those who had no means. Her ideology elevated individual greed to the status of a moral good while social solidarity became an intrinsic evil. She more or less succeeded, and prepared the way for Brexit. Subsequent Conservative governments have carried on her […]
Ian Ritchie’s Comments from Architects Journal – 9th June 2017
RIBA North Opening, Liverpool – 17 June 2017
RIBA North will open on the 17th of June with the inaugural exhibition Liverpool(e): Mover, Shaker, Architectural Risk-Taker - original drawings and models from the RIBA Collection. A newly commissioned film features an interview with Ian Ritchie.
RIBA North Opening, Liverpool – 17 June 2017
WAN Awards 2017
Ian Ritchie (façade), Gordon Talbot (concrete in architecture) and Anthony Summers (metal in architecture) are pleased to be jury members of the WAN Awards 2017.
WAN Awards 2017