2020 Opening Night Debate

Climate Emergency: Three winning ways to make a project sustainable 

2019 RIBA Stirling Prize Winner: Goldsmith Street
2019 RIBA Stirling Prize Shortlisted: Nevill Holt Opera House and Cork House

Opening Night Debate

Tuesday 11 February 2020
6:30pm – 7:30pm
Business Design Centre
The Main Stage at Surface Design Show


Eleanor Young, Executive Editor RIBA Journal

 opening night debate speaker








 Goldsmith Street presented by Mikhail Riches  Cork House presented by Dido Milne, CSK Architects  Nevill Holt Opera House presented by Chris Watson, Witherford Watson Mann
 Annalie Riches  dido portrait web  Chris Watson image


Each speaker will be given 7 minutes to outline their Stirling Shortlisted Project and – most importantly – to detail the three moves that made the most difference to its sustainability.  The ensuing discussion will include questions from the chair and the audience and focus on how those moves can be applied more widely to their own and other projects.

Attendance is free of charge to visitors to Surface Design Show. Register HERE


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