TALK: with Foster & Partners Senior Executive Gerard Evenden
Wednesday 19 June, 6:30pm Bookings
Gerard Evenden BArch (Dist), RIBA is a Senior Executive Partner and Head of Studio at Foster + Partners. As Head of Studio 5 he has been responsible for a number of schemes in the United Arab Emirates including the World Trade Centre, Central Market, The Index, Sheikh Zayed National Museum and Masdar City. In response to the problems of mass housing his team has developed the design of modular housing for manufacture and distribution in large numbers, and realised a prototype in Abu Dhabi.
The theme of sustainability that runs through Gerard’s projects and is also demonstrated by two UAE Pavilion’s designed for the Shanghai and Milan World Expo’s, which were constructed in China and Milan respectively, and subsequently dismantled and relocated to a permanent home in Abu Dhabi.
As part of our In Focus Fortnight: Architecture join us to hear Gerard talk about his work for one of our ever-popular Wednesday night talk and supper club events.
Image: UAE Pavilions by Gerard Evenden