This very special instalment of the Store Street lecture series brings together two of London's most iconoclastic architects, Piers Gough and Eva Jiricna, to talk about unconventional architecture, working on exhibition and museum design, and… celebrate Peter's birthday!
Piers Gough started off at the Architectural Association (soaking up Peter Cook's influence) and has gone on to often be described as both a 'flamboyant' and 'whimsical' architect on a number of occasions. A founding partner of CZWG, this self-described 'B- movie architect' has created projects as varied as the XYZ wing at the National Portrait Gallery, the Green Bridge in Mile End, the Westbourne Grove public loos and is currently working with Frank Gehry (and Brad Pitt if the rumours are true)on the King Alfred project in his hometown of Hove.
Eva Jiricna is a Czech born architect who has been based in London for over 30 years, and still works extensively in Prague with her practice, Eva Jiricna Architects. She is well-known for her influential retail spaces, including the award-winning Way In store at Harrods, new entrances for Selfridge's flagship store in Oxford, jewellers Boodles, and shops Hugo Boss, Joseph and Joan & David in New York, London and Paris. She is currently engaged in the development of the V&A masterplan, including the new Jewellery Gallery.