Leading bathroom brand VitrA is delighted to announce the first RIBA + VitrA Regional Talk at RIBA North with Grimshaw Architects. Part of VitrA’s continued partnership with the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), the talk will be taking place on Thursday 1stAugust at the RIBA North offices in Liverpool.
To mark the closing of Grimshaw’s “Evolution” exhibition at RIBA North, Annelie Kvick Thompson and Stuart Grahn, Partner and Associate Principal at Grimshaw, will be discussing their recent work, from the Heathrow Expansion to their new development of Eden Project North on the shores of Morecambe bay. Delivering large-scale projects spanning both scale and geography, the practice has been shortlisted for the RIBA Stirling Prize 2019 for its design of London Bridge Station.
VitrA partnered with the RIBA in Autumn 2018 to launch the RIBA + VitrA Talks series. The flagship programme is aimed at showcasing the best in contemporary established and emerging voices in architecture, both in the UK and internationally with talks occurring in London, Istanbul and regional cities in the UK.
The 2018 programme of the RIBA + VitrA Talks consisted of four critically-acclaimed talks featuring celebrated international names Kazuyo Sejima, Sir David Adjaye and Kate Macintosh amongst others.
In 2019, the series opened with talks by non-profit design firm MASS Design Group and world-class architects Frida Escobedo and Emre Arolat. These were followed with talks by renowned architect Daniel Libeskind, speaking in London and Istanbul in April, and architects Feilden Fowles talking at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, recently shortlisted for the RIBA Stirling Prize.
The partnership with RIBA reflects VitrA’s long-established commitment to add cultural value to society through the global exchange of architectural discourse.