Design Experts Examine Southbank Centre London

Please join us for an evening of discussion at our London Studio.

21st September 2023

Join Concrete Communities and experts from the design industry for an evening examining the Southbank Centre in London, and how the democratisation of good design could help promote happiness and improve our lives.

Masterminded as a neofuturistic accompaniment to the (now Grade I listed) Royal Festival Hall, the Southbank Centre was a brutalist celebration of the future – a concrete commitment to people, art and culture.

Commissioned by London City Council, it was completed in 1968, with architects Warren Chalk, Dennis Crompton and Ron Herron credited as having the greatest influence on its radical design.

Chris Allen from FCBStudios will discus the retrofit work recently carried out on this landmark piece of post-war public architecture - the integrated complex of buildings includes the Hayward Gallery, the Purcell Room and the Queen Elizabeth Hall.

Chris Allen Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios

Daniel Schofield Industrial Designer

David McKendrick Art Director + Paperboy

John Booth Artist + Ceramicist

John Grindrod Author + Journalist

Kathryn Pashley Product Designer + Academic

Leanne Cloudsdale Host + Moderator

Leonie Branston Designer + Founder of Ferian

Matt Kelly Plæy Workshop

Doors open at 5:45pm, Events starts at 6:15pm.

Twenty Tottenham Street,  London W1T 4RG.

Register to attend here

Event organised by Concrete Communities.