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Public Spaces Inside Buildings / Blurring The Boundary
Fiona Zisch (UCL – Neuroscience and Architectrue, GBR)
Andy Bryce, Daniel Wright (RSHP, GBR)
José Garrido (Ian Ritchie Architects, GBR)
Alexander Schwarz (David Chipperfield Architects, Germany)
Can we create iconic experiences that bring people together? Can we create public urban realm within buildings? Can we blur the boundaries to create a more meaningful city experience through a single building project? Where does a building start and stop – can a building for the arts be a symbol as well as shelter? What impact can it have for the community?

Fiona Zisch (UCL – Neuroscience and Architecture, GBR) Fiona Zisch is a researcher and educator working across architecture and neuroscience at UCL. Her research focuses on how neural mechanisms construct the experience of space through movement and what parallels exist between philosophy, spatial cognition research, and architectural design and theory. She is fascinated by the relation between design intuition and radical embodiment and argues for a more reflective NeuroArchitecture. Fiona also lectures at the University of Innsbruck and the University of Westminster and works in practice on design consultancy and transdisciplinary thinking.

Andy Bryce (RSHP, Great Britain) Andy has worked on a variety of high profile projects within the office, with a particular focus on prominent urban locations in sensitive planning environments in central London. Through this experience, Andy has developed excellent working relations with a number of client and statutory bodies and consultees. Key projects include: The Leadenhall Building, a 50-storey commercial tower in the City for British Land, for which he was project architect during feasibility and planning stages; One Hyde Park for developers Candy & Candy in Knightsbridge; NEO Bankside for Native Land. More recently he has been involved in the successful competition to extend the Grade I listed British Library. Andy’s interest lies in maintaining creative input and involvement in project work of the highest quality – irrespective of neat categorisations of use, type, scale, context or materials.

Daniel Wright (RSHP, Great Britain) Daniel’s experience covers a range of complex projects at all stages from competition to construction including airports, residential, offices and civic buildings. He has been involved in delivering the National Assembly for Wales, Cardiff as site architect, The Leadenhall Building, London where he was responsible for the structure and envelope of the north core and also the St Exupery Aeroport in Lyon, France. Daniel has tutored post-graduate students at the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London and is also a Trustee of The Art Academy London, an independent art school.

José Garrido (Ian Ritchie Architects, GBR) For the last 12 years, José has been working for Ian Ritchie Architects in London, and been a leading team member on various award winning projects including the opera theatre at the Royal Academy of Music and the redevelopment of Mercers Yard at Covent Garden. José studied at Cornell University (New York & Rome) followed by post graduate studies at the Universidad de Navarra in Pamplona, Spain. He has exhibited his visual studies work in a number of venues in the UK, including the Royal Academy of Arts and the Royal West of England Academy, where he was awarded the 2018 Architecture Prize.

Alexander Schwarz (David Chipperfield Architects, Germany) Alexander Schwarz studied architecture at the Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich, the Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste Stuttgart and the Universität Stuttgart, after completing an education in violin making. He has worked for David Chipperfield Architects since 1996, initially in London and since 1998 in Berlin. In 2006 Alexander became a managing director and in 2011 a partner in the Berlin office. As design director, he is responsible for the design of numerous projects and competitions, including the Neues Museum and the James-Simon-Galerie on Berlin’s Museum Island, the Museum of Modern Literature in Marbach and the Museum Folkwang in Essen. Through his academic commitments, Alexander furthermore combines the practice of architecture and research with teaching. In 2015 he assumed the professorship for ‘Public Building and Design’ at the Universität Stuttgart.