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16 Narrow Quay

Wed 20 Jun 2018
18:30 - 20:00

£9 / £7

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Hastings Pier was the winner of the 2017 RIBA Stirling Prize. Join Alex de Rijke (dRMM) as he discusses the project which redefines what a pier can be in the 21st century.

dRMM is a London-based, international studio of architects and designers founded in 1995 by Alex de Rijke, Philip Marsh and Sadie Morgan. They are renowned for creating architecture that is innovative, high quality and socially useful.

dRMM on Hastings Pier:

“New into Old’ architecture is generally manifest in one of two ways: the new hidden inside the restored fabric of the old building, or, the new deliberately and visibly juxtaposed with the old building. But at Hastings Pier architects dRMM have developed a different way; new architecture made from the fabric of the old building.

“This design technique dismantles the existing building, reconfiguring reclaimed materials with new to create innovative forms, uses and experiences. History is recycled into new architecture: New from Old. The construction advantages of this approach are economy, practicality, and the avoidance of waste. The aesthetics of the project visibly embody local memory and pride. The values of the project embody local regeneration with a sustainability that is simultaneously environmental and social.”

“Hastings Pier is a masterpiece of regeneration and inspiration… [it] showcases the remarkable skills, tenacity and problem-solving flair of its talented architects, dRMM.” RIBA Stirling Prize Jury Chair, Ben Derbyshire

This event is the first in a trilogy of events in 2018 in partnership with RIBA South West, kindly supported by Ibstock Brick.