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RCA talks

Architecture Talk: Jean Philippe Vassal (Lacaton & Vassal)

10 October 2016 | 6.30pm – 8pm

Battersea, Gorvy Lecture Theatre

Free, booking required. 

The School of Architecture at the Royal College of Art is pleased to you to a presentation by Jean Philippe Vassal of world-renowned architectural practice Lacaton & Vassal.

The office of Lacaton & Vassal, based in Paris, is an international practice working on various programs of public buildings, housing and urban planning. The main works completed by the office are: the Fonds Régional d’Art Contemporain (FRAC) Nord Pas-de-Calais; the Palais de Tokyo, Paris; the architecture school in Nantes; the Café of the Architektur Zentrum in Vienna ; the transformation of modernist social housing estates, such as Tour Bois le prêtre in Paris and Cité du Grand Parc, Bordeaux, and a number of housing, including social and student housing, projects in France. All of Lacaton & Vassal’s projects are based on a principle of generosity and economy, serving the life, the uses and the appropriation, with the aim of changing the standard. 

Lacaton & Vassal is one of seven shortlisted practices for the RCA’s Battersea South competition. The practice was awarded the Grand Prix National d’Architecture in 2008, and the Heinrich Tessenow Gold Medal in 2016.

Talks in the series:
Christian Kerez, Friday 30 September, 6pm
Ascan Mergenthaler, Herzog & de Meuron

: Monday 3 October, 11am
Jeanne Gang, Studio Gang: Monday 3 October, 6.30pm
Christopher Lee, Serie Architects: Thursday 6 October, 4pm
Charles Renfro, Diller Scofidio + Renfro: Thursday 6 October, 6.30pm
Jean Philippe Vassal, Lacaton & Vassal: Monday 10 October, 6.30pm
Paul Robbrecht and Johannes Robbrecht, Robbrecht en Daem: Thursday 13 October, 6.30pm