September 11 pavilion architect to address RIBA event

Robert Greenwood, partner and director at Oslo and New York practice – and Liverpool graduate – is due to speak at the first in the RIBA North West's Pushing Boundaries series.

Greenwood received a BA in architecture from the University of Liverpool and went on to establish Snøhetta in Oslo in 1989.

After winning the commission to design the National September 11 Memorial Pavilion, Snøhetta established an architectural firm in New York City.

Some of the projects Snøhetta has worked on include:

  • National Opera and Ballet, Oslo, Norway
  • The Norwegian Wild Reindeer Centre Pavilion, Dovre, Norway
  • King Abdulaziz Centre for World Culture, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
  • Alexandria Library, Egypt

Snøhetta has also been appointed to design the Maggie's Centre in Aberdeen. In 2004 the company received the Aga Khan Award for Architecture and in 2009 it was honoured with the Miles van der Rohe Award. It has also received the World Architecture Award for best cultural building twice.

The event is supported by LITE, Lumenpulse, Liverpool John Moores University and Hope Street Hotel.

The talk takes place on Thursday 29 March 2012 from 6pm to 8pm. Tickets cost £8 full rate or £6 for students and concessions. The venue is the Art & Design Academy, LJMU.

Tickets can be booked online via the RIBA event page

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