Campus Audiovisual and City of Justice, Barcelona
Jochen Glemser, David Chipperfield Architects
Continuing the story of the two completed buildings which have already featured in the series during construction: The Campus Audiovisual building features sculptural forms that have been carved out of the project boundaries with coloured, glass fibre reinforced concrete panels arranged with a precision and sculptural quality appropriate to both the climate and craft traditions of Barcelona. The City of Justice is conceived as formally restrained blocks with cast in-situ load bearing coloured concrete ‘cage’ facades. Each building has a different and contrasting, although muted, colour tone.
The Hepworth Wakefield
Nick Hill, David Chipperfield Architects
Nick Hill will discuss The Hepworth, which is the relocation and expansion of the city´s existing art gallery. The form of the gallery is a conglomeration of differently sized trapezoidal blocks, responding to the scale and rooflines of the surrounding small scale industrial buildings. The gallery walls and roof are constructed of in-situ pigmented concrete which lends the building a monolithic sculptured appearance with a strong material presence.
Concrete Elegance is hosted by David Bennett and is produced by the Concrete Centre in association with The Building Centre.