Architecture on Stage: Peter Barber Architects

Join us for an evening with Peter Barber, one of the UK's most prolific social housing architects, on the return of the Architecture on Stage programme to the Barbican


07:00pm, Tuesday, 5 October 2021


09:00pm, Tuesday, 5 October 2021


Concert Hall, Barbican Centre, Silk St, Barbican, London EC2Y 8DS


£15 // Architecture Foundation members and supporters can book tickets online using their AF discount code. Contact for more info.

There are always a number of £5 tickets for Under 25s with the Young Barbican scheme

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For the past two decades, Peter Barber Architects has been redefining how we approach the design of social housing, establishing a reputation for playful reinterpretations of traditional housing models such as mansion blocks and back-to-back terraces.

In 2001, the firm won first prize in the Architecture Foundation-run competition for the Donnybrook Quarter (2006), a development of 40 homes commissioned by the housing association Circle 33 for a site in Hackney. Barber’s close-packed, highly articulated terraces capitalised on recently published legislation directed towards achieving a significant increase in housing densities in urban areas.

Donnybrook set a template for a low-rise, street-based urbanism that his practice has continued to explore through projects such as Tanner Street Gateway in Barking (2007) and Worland Gardens in Stratford (2017). In the return of Architecture on Stage programme to the Barbican, Peter will present the practice’s latest housing projects across London.