WORLD-renowned architect Tony Fretton will deliver a lecture on design and architecture in historic cities at Nano Nagle Place on March 15.
Fretton, regarded as one of the leading architectural designers and thinkers working in architecture, will present a selection of projects under the theme of ‘Working With Fragility’.
He will discuss his experience in working in historical contexts and fragile building environments.
Chairperson of the Royal Institute of Architect’s Southern Region, Seán Antóin Ó Muirí said the lecture presents an opportunity for Cork to draw on the experience of an expert in the field of architecture.
“This is a very special lecture for Cork. It is very rare that an architect of Fretton’s stature comes to Cork, his work is truly world class. The lecture will appeal to anyone who is interested in design, architecture or historic cities,” he said.
Fretton is best known for his art museums, international embassies, housing schemes and a series of one-off houses. He has collaborated with Anish Kapoor, known for designing the ‘Kidney Bean’ in Chicago, for over thirty years.
Fretton has also designed the internationally acclaimed film director and photographer, Anton Corbijn’s studio.
He has served as a professor at Harvard University and TU Delft in the Netherlands.
His style of architecture is notable for balancing new and old types of design.
The lecture has been organised by the RIAI Southern Region and begins at 6pm. Admission is free but spaces are limited.