Witherford Watson Mann Lecture

Stephen Witherford and William Mann present three social housing projects at the Royal Geographical Society

Starts:

07:00pm, Thursday, 13 July 2017

Until:

09:00pm, Thursday, 13 July 2017

 

Venue:

Royal Geographical Society
1 Kensington Gore,
London, 
SW7 2AR

Tickets:

£12 Standard
£9.60 Members

 

Stirling prize winning architects Witherford Watson Mann began designing urban housing over twenty years ago. In their lecture at the Royal Geographical Society, Stephen Witherford and William Mann will reflect on the shift in the agenda for housing in the intervening time, speaking about three social housing projects: in Gistel, West Flanders, finished in 2015 after twelve years; in North-West Cambridge, finishing shortly; and a new Almshouse in Bermondsey, which received planning approval last year. The projects respond to constrained urban sites, forming new public and collective spaces and offering residents a balance of autonomy and sociability.

Photographs: Gistel, Belgium. Courtesy of Witherford Watson Mann.

Almshouse in Bermondsey