Sir David Chipperfield in conversation with Tim Marlow
Sir David Chipperfield and Tim Marlow will be in conversation about David Chipperfield Architects' masterplan for the Royal Academy's Piccadilly home. Chipperfield's design links two Grade II*-listed buildings — Burlington House, the Palladian mansion that has been the Academy's home since 1869, and 6 Burlington Gardens, directly to its north — through a light-touch development that will revitalize the site. The extension is set to open in 2018, to celebrate the institution's 250th anniversary. The conversation will also touch upon Chipperfield's other museum projects, which include — among others — The Hepworth Wakefield; Turner Contemporary, Margate; Neues Museum, Berlin; and Museo Jumex, Mexico City; as well as the ongoing renovation of Mies van der Rohe's iconic Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin, due to complete in 2019.
With offices in London, Berlin, Milan and Shanghai, David Chipperfield Architects has worked on numerous international cutlural, residential, commercial and civic projects since its founding in 1985.
Tim Marlow joined the Royal Academy in 2014 and leads the creative programming, which includes exhibitions, learning, architecture and publishing. He is also an award-winning radio and television broadcaster.