Architecture on Stage 2017 line-up announced

Speakers include Ryue Nishizawa, Peter Märkli and Marie José van Hee

The Architecture Foundation and the Barbican  are delighted to announce that the Pritzker Prize winning architect, Ryue Nishizawa will headline the 2017 Architecture on Stage programme. In conjunction with the exhibition The Japanese House: Architecture and Life After 1945, architect Ryue Nishizawa will talk about the work of both his own office and that of SANAA, the office he shares with Kazuyo Sejima. The youngest architect to win the prestigious Pritzker Prize, Nishizawa’s practice ranges from major art museums such as Hiroshi Senjyu Museum to experimental family homes. This is a rare opportunity to hear the architect discussing his pioneering Moriyama House which is presented in the exhibition in an ambitious 1:1 recreation.

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Other speakers in the Architecture on Stage programme include Peter Märkli, whose talk will mark the launch of a new monograph on his work and Tom Emerson of the London-based 6a. Both will be lecturing in the Barbican’s Theatre. 

The programme also features some of the world’s most exciting emerging architects, including Milan’s Baukuh, the Rotterdam-based Monadnock and the Swiss architect, Angela Deuber. The programme launches in January with a presentation by Peter Salter about Walmer Yard, his long gestating development of four houses in Notting Hill. Tickets for the Peter Salter and Baukuh lectures are now available via the Barbican box office. Tickets for Peter Markli and Ryue Nishizawa’s lectures will go on sale in mid-January.

The confirmed speakers in the 2017 Architecture on Stage programme are:

January 25th: Peter Salter


February 15th: Baukuh


March 10th: Peter Markli


March 26th: Ryue Nishizawa, SANAA


April 24th: Marie José van Hee


September 6th: Angela Deuber


September 18th: Tom Emerson, 6a


October 4th: Tom de Paor


November 16th: Pier Vittorio Aureli, Dogma


 December 7th: Job Floris, Monadnock


Further Japanese contributors to the programme will be announced in the New Year.

The Architecture Foundation, in association with the Barbican, presents Architecture on Stage – a programme of talks by the world's leading architects.

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