Creative Journeys: Architeccture, London
Amanda Callaghan, Senior Architect, aLL Design, discusses her
life as an architect with The Sorrel Foundation. Saturday Club
@natsatclub have made a series of films to inspire young people
into creative vocations.
Ravensbourne Lecture, London
Will is speaking at Ravensbourne on 15 March 2017. It's FREE -
please register at Eventbrite.
Neuron Pod: Planning Permission Granted, London
aLL Design have won planning permission for a science
education centre for Queen Mary University, Whitechapel campus.
Queen Mary University
Rotterdam Conference: Between Paper & Pixels, Rotterdam
Will Alsop joins TU Delft and Het Nieuwe Instituut for the
keynote lecture on 1st December 2016. The conference explores
drawing in architecture - 'Between Paper and Pixels: Transmedial
traffic in architectural drawing'
Jaap Bakema Study Centre
-ING CREATIVE CONFERENCE 2017, Dubai
Will Alsop will be in Dubai for Creative Festival 2017.
Will is planning a talk and workshop.
Dubai Creative Festival 2017
Turkishceramics Grand Award for Architecture 2016, London
We are delighted to have been awarded this prize for the 'most
outstanding work of architecture' in the RA Summer exhibition.
The theme for this year's Architecture Gallery in the
Summer Exhibition is Unbuilt and was curated by Royal
Academicians Louisa Hutton and Ian Ritchie.
Read more about our project Heliport Heights here:
Colombo Art Biennale 2016, Colombo
Will has been invited to participate in the Colombo Art &
Architecture Biennale in Sri Lanka in December 2016. The programme
is an exciting mix of community engagement, education and
workshops. Will plans a live painting workshop in the
streets of Slave Island with members of the community
assisting him to paint the facades of homes. Will will also
complete a large painting on canvas, proceeds from the sale of
which will be used to provide writing and drawing materials for
Colombo Art Biennale 2016
RA Summer Exhibition, London
As an RA, Will submits artwork each year to the Royal
Academy's Summer Show. This year we have a model of Heliport
Heights - our residential building on the Thames in
Battersea - and Will is showing two new paintings,
both acrylic on canvas. The annual exhibition is always
worth a visit for the huge variety of works on
Ugly House to Lovely House Channel 4 Television, London
Will Alsop joins George Clarke in this latest series for Channel
4. Transforming 'ugly' houses into beautiful, habitable spaces can
improve life tremendously and increase the value of a home. The
six-part series begins at 8pm on Thursday 25 February 2016.
British School at Rome, Rome
A month-long exhibition at the Acquario in Rome features the
paintings, architecture, architectural models and films of Will
Alsop and aLL Design's work. The exhibition is launched by a series
of talks and conversations at the British School at Rome and the
Acquario, introduced by Fuksas and curated by Alessandra
British School at Rome
More Noise, Sicily
Tom Porter's wonderful book 'The Noise' has been translated into
Italian with additional chapters and new content written by
Alessandra Orlandoni and published by LetteraVentidue. More Noise
will be available from 5th March and you can pre-order here
until 1 March:
WAN Podcast: Will Alsop, A perspective on colour, London
Christina Ingram from the WAN AWARDS team asks Will Alsop
some searching questions about the dangers and benefits of using
colour in architecture…
WAN Shop Talk
Peter Cook: Kiosks & other laughables, London
Multistory is a student and alumni-led guest lecture programme
series hosted by Canterbury School of Architecture,
University for the Creative Arts that seeks to invite architects,
designers, writers, curators, photographers and artists to speak
about their work.
Join Peter Cook at Will Alsop's Doodle Bar for an evening
of 'kiosks & other laughables.'
Making life better: Paintings by Prof. Will Alsop, Munich
Will joins Art & Space Gallery, Munich for both lecture and
private view of his recent paintings. The exhibition runs until 6
Art & Space Gallery
Lecture Tour of Australia & New Zealand, Sydney
The Productspec team, with support from Resene and GIB, has
flown Will to their side of the world and arranged lectures in
Christchurch, Auckland, and Sydney, plus a fantastic workshop in
Auckland. Will will be delivering four lectures in five days from 8
November, following his appearance at the World Architecture
Festival in Singapore.
TEDx, Chongqing, Chongqing
Weitao Li, architect in aLL Design's China office, talks about
Testbed 1&2, our projects in London and Chongqing. Testbed 1 is
an arts complex on the south of the river Thames between Battersea
& Albert bridges. Originally an exhibition and performance
space with The Doodle bar attached, the site has fast become a
creative hub for a collective of artists and entrepreneurs and our
neighbours: The RCA, Vivienne Westwood and Victoria Beckham. The
complex houses a bar, beach, space to experiment, a whisky
distillery and a boxing gym. Testbed 2 in Chongqing follows a
similar model on a vast scale and will be aLL Design, China's new
FRIEZE 2015, London
Will and Charles Saumarez Smith debate architecture and museums
during FRIEZE. Surface Magazine and Phillips partner, inviting
Sarah Thornton to moderate the conversation at Phillips Auction
World Architecture News 'Shop Talk' Podcast, London
Will Alsop joins Michael Hammond, Editor in Chief of Built
Environment Media and World Cities Network, for 'Shop Talk',
loosely - a weekly round-up of world architecture news
- it matters not if they end up chatting broadly.
RA Burlington Gardens Festival, London
Will and Piers Alsop designed a tablecloth to cover a giant
picnic table, set-up in the street behind the Royal Academy. The
weekend festival included art works by Bob and Roberta Smith RA,
music by The Thumping Tommys, workshops and activities for all
ages. Visitors were invited to share a meal around the table
'Supercity' and Bureaucracy in Architecture, Moscow
designers often pay too much attention to reducing the risks and
prefer safe, convenient solutions. The ideas of many experts are
simplified to almost total disappearance to avoid conflict.
But the future of cities depends on their talent. British artist
and architect Will Alsop considers the growing gap between
ideas and their implementation, and bureaucratic obstacles which
affect the final result. The architect will share his own
experience of this issue and discuss how the environment could
change if precautions were put aside.
lecture will be held in English with synchronized translation to
Pecha Kucha - 'Work: A vision of the future', London
For the London Festival of Architecture this year,
Cassidy+Wilson have organised a Pecha Kucha evening, 'Work: A
Vision of the Future', in the Domus Clerkenwell showroom.
George Wade of aLL Design will join Sir Peter Cook and other
accomplished architects and designers delivering fast-paced talks
and offering conceptual blueprints for the future of workplace
RA: Creative Cities (London Festival of Architecture), London
In a keynote debate for the London Festival
of Architecture, Will Alsop joins Munira Mirza, Deputy Mayor
of London for Education and Culture and a panel,
to explore how creativity can be nurtured and sustained in a
Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2015, London
Will has paintings in the Royal Academy's Summer Show again this
year. The show is always worth a visit for an overwhelming sense of
variety in fine art practice. We're going!
Royal Academy Summer Exhibition
Poetry & Architecture, London
Poet in the City presents an event at RIBA exploring the
relationship between poetry and architecture. This event features
discussion and readings from acclaimed poets Kate Kilalea and
Matthew Gregory and the architects Niall Mclaughlin and Will
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'Is there a life in the future of architecture?', Beijing
Will Alsop speaks at the Central Acedemy of Fine Arts in
RIBA TALK: Beyond Buildings - Architects as Designers and Makers, London
From chairs and cars to homes and handbags, RIBA charts a
century of collaboration and crossovers. Will Alsop speaks as part
of the Mackintosh Season.
No Risk No Future, London
Three iconoclast creatives explore the challenges and risks of
coming up with the new and unexpected. Stirling prize winning
architect Will Alsop, entrepreneur and restauranteur Russell Norman
and builder of machines, structures and stories, artist Conrad
Shawcross, discuss together, their journey into the unknown.
Jack Layton Ferry Terminal & Harbour Square Park Competition, Toronto, CA
We were recently shortlisted to redesign the Jack Layton Ferry
Terminal in Toronto. A joint submission with Quadrangle Architects
and Janet Rosenberg & Associates:
The Architect, London
Will is contributing to the autumn issue of The Architect, the
SLIA journal (Sri Lankan Institute of Architects). The theme
is 'Democratic Space'. The publication will be available
here in the autumn:
Channel 4: Ugly House TV Series, London
Will is currently filming for a new Ch4 TV series with George
Clarke. 'Ugly House' follows home owners and a chosen architect in
their quest to transform characterless properties into
enlivened and beautiful spaces. Read more in this article by
Richard Waite for the AJ:
EDICT Magazine, London
Will has contrbuted to EDICT Magazine, Issue 2.
EDICT say: '...there's too much of everything...' and we think
they are right.
It's beautiful. Follow them. Find it. See more here:
Art Paris Art Fair 2015, Paris
Three of Will's paintings were exhibeted at Art Paris this
year, with Art and Space Gallery (www.artandspacegallery.com)
Art Paris 2015
UAL: Well-being Research Hub, LONDON
Will explores the notion of spaces and how they may or may
not affect our feelings of well-being. Feeling grumpy? Come along
and perhaps discover why...
Las Heras, an imagined future, GIRONA
Everywhere there are stories. It does not matter whether
they are true or not; whatever you listen to will colour your
Stories become the context for seeing.
Lego Peckham Library, London
Richards created a Lego version of Peckham Library at
the Westfield Shopping Centre Lego store.
It will be on display until the end of November 2014.
See the complete Lego Peckham Library Album
Multistory Richard Wilson Lecture, London
Richard Wilson is a sculpture and installation artist and will
be holding a lecture at the Doodlebar as part of the Multistory
lecture series by UCA Canterbury.
Will Alsop’s Multistory Lecture at UCA Canterbury, London
As part of the Multistory series Will Alsop will be a guest
lecturer at UCA Centerbury School of Architecture. Multistory is a
student and alumni led guest lecture programme series at CSA,
University for the Create Arts that seeks to invite architects,
designers, writer, curators, photographers and artists to speak
about their work.
Sichuan Academy of Fine Arts, Chongqing
SPORTART Exhibition, Munich
Our Director Will Alsop designed a helmet for the SPORTART
exhibition in Munich, Germany.
SPORTART has the helmet as the focal point. The helmet is both
the driver's protector and also, in view at all times to the public
and therefore would be a perfect canvas for the ARTWORK.
Each participating artist exhibits his particular art idea onto
the surface of the helmet. Italian driver Salvatore De Plano wore
the helmets during the Auto GP at Nurburgring between 15.08 -
Bless the Mess, International
Our Associate Director George Wade questions the need for
neatness in BLESS THE MESS, his article for the second issue of the
new online magazine Edge Condition.
Read the article on page 60
Summer Exhibition 2014, London
Held without interruption for nearly 250 years, the Royal
Academy's Summer Exhibition displays works in a variety of mediums
and genres by everyone from emerging artists to the biggest names
in contemporary art and architecture.
This year's exhibtion shows aLL Design's W10 car park model together
with one of Will Alsop's concept paintings (See Summer Exhibition
The exhibition is open seven days a week until 17 August
It's got fins!, Wembley
As part of Quintain's ongoing Wembley Stadium master plan, aLL
Design conceived a sculptural cladding system for the W10
multi-storey car park, the first of which are currently being
installed. The angled aluminium fins limit views into the car park,
whilst still allowing sunlight in and views out.
Testbed1 + Doodle Bar February 2013, London
Listing of events at Testbed1 and The Doodle Bar this month.
See the DB's website for updates and further information
Exhibition of Will Alsop's Paintings, Toronto
Will returns to the Olga Korper Gallery, Toronto, to reveal his
most recent paintings.
26 January 2013 to 23 February 2013
ID 2013: IN Design, ELLE Decoration, New Delhi
'21st century: A resurgence of Colour in architecture' is the
topic for Will's lecture as part of INDIA Design: ID 2013, an Ogaan
initiative in association with ELLE DÉCOR.
15 February 2013, New Delhi
V&A Lecture: Architecture & Beauty, London
Will Alsop joins Stephen Bayley to explore architecture's
troubled relationship with Aesthetics.
In collaboration with the Royal College of Art and the
Tuesday 19 February 18.30-19.30
Areen Lecture Series, American University, Beirut
Will Alsop participates in the wonderful Areen Lecture Series,
hosted by the Department of Architecture and Design, American
University of Beirut.
27th March 2013
Shop windows 2012, Shanghai
Our design is now on display at the Xintiandi shopping
Shanghai Shop Windows 2012
Ingenious Minds, Ford B-MAX, London
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"Ingenious Minds live" with Alexander
Armstrong and three Ingenious Minds (one of which is Will Alsop)
discussing how we will live, work and play in the future inspired
by the new Ford B-MAX.
Testbed1 + Doodle Bar Summer 2012, London
The Summer is jam packed with events at Testbed1 and The Doodle
See the DB's website for updates and further information
The Doodle Bar
23rd Construct Canada, Toronto
Will Alsop joins the 10th International Architectural
Crossing Borders – Doodle Talk, London
Four practices from London and Tokyo are exchanging ideas,
experiences and processes - across borders. Ryo Abe, a Tokyo
architect, supported by Will Alsop & All Design, initiated this
stimulating talk and discussion. Abe has invited Studio Weave,
whilst his old firend Tomoko Azumi, interior and furniture
designer, has invited Max Lamb, a global product designer, to
extend the diversity of debate. Grant Gibson, chief editor of CRAFT
magazine, is moderating the session. Free entry.
The Doodle Bar
Quatar Forum at Mipim, Cannes
Will Alsop was invited to discuss 'Globalisation and
Regionalism in Cities Making' - part of the debate: HERITAGE;
CULTURE AND IDENTITY, hosted by the Qatari Pavilion@ MIPIM 2012.
The purpose of the forum was to debate and develop constructive
dialogue about present and future architectural and urban
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Will Alsop AttRAct, London
Video of the workshop with A-Level students conducted by Will
Alsop at the Royal Academy of Arts as part of the AttRAct
AttRAct at the RA
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The Public, West Bromwich
Will Alsop presides over an exhibition at The Public, a
community arts building designed by him in West Bromwich. 'Art of
Architecture' will include new work by Alsop as well as Harrison
and Wood, Heather and Ivan Morrison, Andy Day, Rick Davies and
students from surrounding Universities and Colleges.
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Ajman University Programme, Dubai
Will Alsop has been invited by Ajman University of Science &
Technology (AUST) to deliver the fourth in a series of
architectural workshops by architects & designers. Prof Alsop
will be working with students and giving two public lectures at
AUST and Dubai Municipality.
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Tomax Talk on 'Community', London
Ceramics manufacturer Emma Bridgewater, Occupy London supporter
Naomi Colvin and Will Alsop discuss the topic of 'Community'. Each
speaker will talk for 15 minutes, followed by a Q&A session.
Feb 15 at 7:15pm. See TomaxTalks website for details
British Design 1948-2012, V&A, UK
A celebration of the best of British art, architecture and
design over the last sixty years, will include a model of the SHARP
Centre, OCAD, Toronto designed by Will Alsop.
Exhibitions at V&A London and Dundee.
American Institute of Architects, New York
Will Alsop delivers the 2011 Oberfield Lecture: 'In Austere
Times it's Time to Deam'
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Will Alsop opened the speaker programme of FEST-ARCH, with his
talk: 'Red, green and blue'. The festival, in Perugia 3-6 of June
2011 was directed by Stefano Boeri.
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EU-China Cultural Forum, Beijing
Part of a joint initiative between the Ministry of Culture
of the People's Republic of China and the European
Commission to deepen cultural and academic dialogue between China
and Europe. The Conference tackled Globalization versus
Cultural Diversity. Prof. Alsop was invited to question: 'Where did
the city come from and where will it go?'
British Design 1948-2012, Asia
British Design 1948-2012 tours with the British Festival to
India, China and Shanghai
Canadian Centre for Architecture: Street Creatures , Toronto
Architect Will Alsop discusses his work and creative design
process in conjunction with the CCA exhibition Will Alsop: OCAD, An
Urban Manifesto. The exhibition features the British architect's
preparatory work for the Sharp Centre for Design at the Ontario
College of Art & Design (OCAD) in Toronto and reveals
specifically the role of painting in his design process.
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World Architectural Festival, Barcelona
Will Alsop judges at WAF 2011
RIBA Building Futures Debate, London
'"This House Believes the architecture profession has been let
down by its media" Has the architectural media lost its
backbone?' Will Alsop joins the panel to discuss. Building Futures
is RIBA's think tank to explore how environmental and social change
in the next 20 years will impact the built environment.
Ingenious Minds, WAN Interview, London
Elena Collins attended Ingenious Minds Live in London, an event
inspired by the all-new Ford B-MAX. Hosted by British comedian,
Alexander Armstrong, Ingenious Minds Live was a panel discussion,
in front of a live studio audience, with brilliantly imaginative
design experts sharing their ideas on how we will live, work and
play in the future from the automotive design, architecture and
technology sector. The panel included Lucy Johnson, the founder of
creative young talent movement, BrightYoungBrits, Ford trends
expert Erika Tsubaki and World-renowned architect and author Will
Royal Academy attRAct, London
A-Level students participate in a day workshop led by Will Alsop
as part of attRAct: 'art through the Royal Academy, career and
creative training.' The day involved students from 26
secondary schools from 7 boroughs in north and west London in a
series of workshops, exhibition tours, mentoring sessions in the RA
Schools and visits to Royal Academician studios.
Architecture Week, Turkey
Chamber of Architects Istanbul host a lecture series in Istanbul
and Izmir as part of their World Architecture Day programme. Will
Alsop speaks in both cities.
London Design Fesival 2011, London
A Few Friends: An exhibition curated by Will Alsop at Testbed1
mixes artists, designers and architects as part of London Design
Ghost Milk, Iain Sinclair
Will contributes his chapter: 'The M62' to Iain Sinclair's
'Ghost Milk: Calling Time on the Grand Project', published by
Hamish Hamilton. 'Iain Sinclair sets out from the East London
Olympic site - a ruin in the making - on the trail of other recent
Grand Projects' ISBN 9780241144350
Will Alsop, Mumbai
Will delivers an interactive presentation exploring his methods
as artist, architect and designer.
Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London
Prof. Will Alsop exhibits seven photographs of his buildings
including 'Bars & Restaurants, Gao Yang, Shanghai'.
Wachtel on the Arts: Will Alsop on CBC, Toronto
Eleanor Wachtel, host of
Writers and Company talks to British architect Will
Alsop. He's widely known as an enfant terrible in the
architecture world, not bad for someone who just celebrated his
64th birthday. Will Alsop's designs are often brash and colourful,
and always live up to his motto that architecture should be
The PLAN: Architecture & Technologies in Detail, Venice
Will Alsop will be participating in the panel discussion:
Architecture Competitions: Direct Experiences - an International
Perspective. Moderated by Nicola Leonardi, Editor in Chief, THE
PLAN. Venice Lido.
Sunday 26th - Tuesday 28th May 2013
Doors Open Toronto: Great Gulf Speaker Series, Toronto
The Art & Design of Will Alsop. Will returns to the Sharp
Centre for Design at OCADU U. His design for the building's unique
'table top' structure has quickly become one of the most exciting
architectural landmarks in Toronto and was described as
'..courageous, bold and just a little insane' by the RIBA
Ontario College of Art &
Friday 24th May 2013 6.30 - 8pm
City of Toronto