July 13, 2017

The Royal Institute of British Architects’ (RIBA) has today announced the L.K.E Ozolins EUROPA talks series.  Running from September 2017 to April 2018, the series will launch with a special introductory talk by Sir David Chipperfield in conversation with Marcus Fairs, founder and editor-in-chief of Dezeen on 6 September 2017. All talks take place at the RIBA in London.
EUROPA focuses on the relationship between the UK and other European countries. Conversations between emerging architectural practices from Europe will provide a unique platform for international architects to engage in critical dialogues with UK audiences about contemporary architecture.
RIBA Talks Curator, Meneesha Kellay said:
“The EUROPA talks will offer exposure to the most experimental approaches to architecture shaped by the different geographical localities, political and social realities of countries on the European continent. The series will bring fresh approaches to UK audiences, opening a new channel for rigorous debate. UK audiences are already exposed to established architects who have made a name for themselves globally, but RIBA wants this series to uncover emerging European talent who are redefining the status quo of architectural practice.”
The talks will consist of presentations by four emerging architects from countries in Europe that share a border: two from one country and two from another; e.g. France and Belgium. The talks are chaired by UK architects, critics and academics who will respond to issues and themes raised in the presentations and stimulate debate amongst the panel and with the audience.
EUROPA talks series:
EUROPA Launch - 6 September 2017

  • Sir David Chipperfield in conversation with Marcus Fairs, founder of Dezeen
  • ‘Europe is a market that trades in ideas as well as materials. It is based on the premise that we can profit from each other, not only in fiscal but in social and intellectual terms.’
  • Sir David Chipperfield

SPAIN + PORTUGAL - 3 October 2017

  • Ensamble Studio (ES)
  • MAIO (ES)
  • Fala Atelier (PT)
  • Skrei (PT)

GERMANY + SWITZERLAND - 24 October 2017    

  • Brandlhuber+ (DE)
  • BeL Associates (DE)
  • Christ & Gantenbein (CH)
  • Sauter von Moos (CH)

NORDIC COUNTRIES - 28 November 2017

  • Tham & Videgård Arkitekter (SE)
  • Gjøde & Povlsgaard Arkitekter (DK)
  • Hollmén Reuter Sandman Architects (FI)

FRANCE + BELGIUM - 23 January 2018

  • LAN (Local Architecture Network) (FR)
  • Lina Ghotmeh Architects (FR)
  • 51N4E (BE)
  • Gijs Van Vaerenbergh (BE)

ITALY + SWITZERLAND - 13 February 2018            

  • Labics (IT)
  • ULTRA Architettura (IT)
  • Manuel Herz  (CH)
  • Patrick Reuter and Lukas Raeber (CH)

FRANCE + SPAIN - 27 February 2018

  • Antonini Darmon Architects (FR)
  • Flores & Prats (ES)
  • Barozzi Veiga (ES)

BALTIC STATES - 20 March 2018

  • Kavakava arhitktuuribüroo (EE)
  • Mailītis Architects (LV)
  • Baltic Pavilion
  • Process Office (LT)


  • Clancy Moore Architects (IE)
  • Taka Architects (IE)
  • Hall McKnight (NI)
  • McGonigle McGrath (NI)

Tickets are priced at £9.50 adults and £6.50 students.
For more information on the EUROPA series: www.architecture.com/europa
or 020 7580 5533
Dezeen is media partner for the RIBA EUROPA talks series.

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