Sir David Chipperfield, one of Britain’s leading architects and a Kingston University alumnus, has been interviewed for The Architectural Review by the Head of the University’s School of Architecture and Landscape, Daniel Rosbottom.
In February of this year, Sir David was presented with the Royal Institute of British Architects’ Gold Medal. The Institute’s president Ruth Reed described him as “one of the world’s greatest architects”. The practice has won more than 50 architectural competitions. In 2007, it was awarded RIBA’s Stirling Prize 2007 for the Museum of Modern Literature at Marbach in Germany. He was knighted in the 2010 New Year’s Honours’ list. This year, two new British galleries designed by David Chipperfield Architects will be completed – Turner Contemporary in Margate and the Hepworth Wakefield.
Daniel interviewed Sir David following the opening of the Turner Contemporary, his first major completed commission in the United Kingdom for more than a decade, and has also reviewed the gallery for the same magazine, describing it as a “celebration of the singular qualities that once drew the great painter to the town “.
David Chipperfield studied at Kingston School of Art, the predecessor to today’s Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture, graduating in 1976. In 2008, the University awarded him an honorary doctorate.
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