Maggie Centre, Dan Pearson and Ivan Harbour
Capital Hill Residence, Moscow, Render by Zaha Hadid Architects
Dan Pearson, Ivan Harbour and Helmut Kinzler, 11/06/13
Join us for the first conversation in our season of events to accompany Green Fuse: The work of Dan Pearson where Dan will talk with Ivan Harbour of Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partner, and Helmut Kinzler of Zaha Hadid Architects. They will discuss the process of collaboration between architect and landscape designer.
Ivan and Dan worked together on the Maggie’s Centre in Hammersmith which fused architecture and planting design, but Dan’s connection to the practice began much earlier, in 1999. Dan’s work with Richard Rogers in 1999 on the landscape for the Millennium Dome gave Dan an appetite for public and architectural work which has guided his output for the last decade and a half, resulting in working relationships with some of the most interesting architects practising in the UK including Zaha Hadid, Rogers Stirk Harbour and Partners, and 6a Architects. These working relationships have contributed to Dan being elected an Honorary Fellow of the RIBA in 2011.
Ivan Harbour joined the Richard Rogers architectural practice in 1985. He cut his teeth on Lloyd’s of London and subsequently led the design of the European Court of Human Rights and Bordeaux Law Courts. In 2007 the name of the practice was changed from Richard Rogers Partnership in recognition of Ivan and Graham Stirk’s contribution, and Harbour was made senior partner in 2011. Together with Richard, they are evolving the design-led practice for the future. Each of Ivan’s projects is a unique response born out of a pursuit of the best and a thorough questioning of design proposals based on a language of: context, public realm, legibility, ﬂexibility, sustainability and teamwork.
Helmut Kinzler joined Zaha Hadid Architects in 1998 as a designer and project architect. He has subsequently worked on a series of important architectural, design and exhibition projects. His current focus is the development and the realization of high-end residential projects. He has taught in the Bartlett School of Architecture and been a guest critic at the Bartlett, University College London, the Architectural Association and other schools in London, Stuttgart, Berlin and Karlsruhe, Germany.