Last night I watched BBC2 The RIBA Stirling Prize 2010: A Culture Show Special.
Architect Amanda Levete on the Lords Media Centre which she helped design and which won the RIBA Stirling prize in 1999.She said she wants that “people wil be able to grasp hold of the idea without ther need for us to say it in words.”Hah! I thought, architects cannot communicate for toffee. There will be work for me!
David Chipperfield on the Neues Museum he designed in Berlin”You can’t do a project like this without dealing with the sentiment of a country. I was not just dealing with a historical conservation I felt responsibility for something much bigger than that. This was the most amotional, symbolic project in Germany.”