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Ian Ritchie at SHARE International Architecture and Engineering Forum, Budapest 2017
Ian Ritchie will be a guest speaker at SHARE International Architecture and Engineering Forum, Budapest 2017 on 16th October 2017.
Ian Ritchie at SHARE International Architecture and Engineering Forum, Budapest 2017
Mercers Walk – Shortlisted for Building Magazine Project of the Year 2017
We are delighted to announce Mercers Walk is a finalist for the Building Magazine Project of the Year 2017 Award sponsored by Schueco.
Mercers Walk – Shortlisted for Building Magazine Project of the Year 2017
Gordon Talbot Panelist – UK Construction Week Oct 2017
Gordon Talbot, iRAL Projects Director is a panelist at the 'Surface and Materials Hub' at UK Construction Week on Wednesday 11th of October at the NEC, Birmingham.
Gordon Talbot Panelist – UK Construction Week Oct 2017
Ian Ritchie Lecture – Limerick Civic Trust 2017
The Limerick Civic Trust Presents its 2017 Autumn Lecture Series ‘Things Fall Apart’ - But Can the Centre Hold? Peripherality and Centrality in Ireland and Europe.
Ian Ritchie Lecture – Limerick Civic Trust 2017
Royal Academy of Music / rhythm and harmony taking shape
To find out more about the project, click here to be redirected to the project page.
Royal Academy of Music / rhythm and harmony taking shape
SWC – Open House event, 16 September 2017
On Saturday 16 September 2017, 1-5pm, two architects will host a Q&A session in the Sainsbury Wellcome Centre lecture theatre.
SWC – Open House event, 16 September 2017
100 Houses 100 Years
We are delighted to announce that the 20th Century Society has selected Eagle Rock House in East Sussex as the house of 1982.
100 Houses 100 Years
AdK 2018 Berlin Art Prize (Baukunst) + Junge Akademie Fellowship
The Akademie der Künste has invited Ian Ritchie to form the jury to select the recipient of the 2018 Berlin Art Prize (Baukunst).
AdK 2018 Berlin Art Prize (Baukunst) + Junge Akademie Fellowship
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
SWC wins two RICS Awards
Sainsbury Wellcome Centre for Neural Circuits and Behaviour at UCL is the 2017 Winner of the prestigious RICS Project of the Year Award (London) and Design through Innovation Award.
SWC wins two RICS Awards
An Interview with Ian Ritchie for iScot Magazine
In an interview by ‘Grouse Beater’ for iScot, Ian Ritchie gives his opinion of Scottish urban renewal policies, The Spire of Dublin, collaboratively designing Sainsbury Wellcome Centre and Brexit. Click here to read the full interview.
An Interview with Ian Ritchie for iScot Magazine
World Architecture Festival – Super Jury
Ian Ritchie is delighted to be a member of the ‘super jury’ at the World Architecture Festival Awards in Berlin on 15th – 17th November 2017. Ian will be joined by: Robert Ivy (Chief Executive Officer of AIA) – Chair Christoph Ingenhoven (Ingenhoven Architects) Nathalie de Vries (MVRDV)
World Architecture Festival – Super Jury
One Hundred & One Hosannas for Architecture
Shane O'Toole has a new book - a collection of 101 of his essays, 1999-2016, published by Gandon Editions. The Spire of Dublin is featured prominently.
One Hundred & One Hosannas for Architecture
RIAS Convention 2017
Ian Ritchie is a speaker at this year’s RIAS Convention, 12th – 13th May 2017. It will be held at The Engine Shed, Stirling – a disused, former military building in Stirling’s Forthside area, Historic Environment Scotland’s (HES) brand new building conservation hub. Ian, a RIAS Honorary Fellow, will be talking about his recent work and on Saturday will be […]
RIAS Convention 2017
Leipzig Glass Hall – Happy 21st Birthday
Leipzig Glass Hall, the centrepiece of the new Leipzig’s Exhibitions Fair was inaugurated on 12th April 1996, by the German President Roman Herzog. After a two year construction period the project of one million sqm with an overall value of 1.3 billion Deutsch Marks was completed on schedule. Masterplanners and architects Von Gerkan Marg invited […]
Leipzig Glass Hall – Happy 21st Birthday
IABSE Bath 2017 Creativity and Collaboration
Karl Singporewala will present a paper at the IABSE Conference 19-20th April which is focused upon instilling imagination and innovation in structural design. He will describe a new type of translucent pre-fabricated structural cast glass assembly with high thermal performance, good light transmission and acoustic rating that forms a large part of the Sainsbury Wellcome […]
IABSE Bath 2017 Creativity and Collaboration
Ethics and Morality: A Discussion – 28th March
Ian Ritchie will discuss Ethics and Morality at the Liverpool School of Architecture with fellow professors Nick Ray, Michael Wilford, Alan Dunlop and Dr Rosa Urbano Gutierrez. The discussion will take place on Tuesday 28th March, chaired by Johanna Muszbek.
Ethics and Morality: A Discussion – 28th March
Wellcome Trust Hub Workshop
The Wellcome Trust is holding its first Hub Workshop on 27th March and has invited 60 individuals from museums, galleries, public spaces, research centres and cultural institutions across the UK and Europe to present different examples of collaborative, experimental and publicly situated ways of working. Ian Ritchie has been invited to talk about how architecture […]
Wellcome Trust Hub Workshop
Architectural Policies Conference, 23rd-25th March 2017, Malta
Ian Ritchie is speaking at the Architectural Policies Conference & EFAP General Assembly - The New in the Old - Contemporary Architecture in a Historic Context, 23rd- 25th March 2017 at the University Of Malta – Valletta Campus.
Architectural Policies Conference, 23rd-25th March 2017, Malta
RAM AR Future Projects Commendation
“A rich programme has been effortlessly incorporated into a tricky heritage context” iRAL are delighted to have received a commendation for the Royal Academy of Music at the AR Future Projects Awards in MIPIM on 15th March. This design changes the shape of the Royal Academy of Music’s existing 1970’s fan-shaped theatre, increases capacity by […]
RAM AR Future Projects Commendation
Malta Farsons project at MIPIM
Ian Ritchie Architects and their client Farsons are presenting the model of the Malta Farsons project at MIPIM as part of the UK Department of International Trade pavilion.
Malta Farsons project at MIPIM
Akademie der Künste Archive Book
DOM has published a handsome volume copiously illustrated covering architectural archives and collections from the Akademie in Berlin. This 560 page book presents the collection beautifully. It was edited by Eva-Maria Barkhofen, archivist at the Akademie. Ian Ritchie’s contribution to the collection is included which features many celebrated architects, engineers and others working in the […]
Akademie der Künste Archive Book
Farsons Old Brewhouse, Malta
iRAL are delighted that the restoration, rehabilitation and conversion of the Farsons Old Brewhouse has received unanimous approval by the Maltese planning authority MEPA. iRAL and TBA Periti local architects and engineers, presented the project to the board at the public hearing on the 12th January. It was noted that the design will breathe new […]
Farsons Old Brewhouse, Malta
Mercers Walk, Covent Garden
The iRAL design of a residential and retail scheme including a new urban route and piazza in Covent Garden for The Mercers opened with the launch of H&M’s new Covent Garden store on December 8th.
Mercers Walk, Covent Garden
Neural Architects – book launch 9th February 2017
The launch of Neural Architects: The Sainsbury Wellcome Centre: From Idea to Reality by Georgina Ferry will be celebrated at the Sainsbury Wellcome Centre on Thursday 9th February. Attendance by invitation only. Read about the book here.
Neural Architects – book launch 9th February 2017