Past Meetup

Venice Takeaway in RIBA: Berlin and Belfast

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This event is for those Europeans interested in architecture, housing and the art of modern living. It is one of the exhibitions that was brough back to London from the Venice architectural biennale, thus the title -Venice Takeaway.

Could Belfast be redeveloped by following a Berlin model? For the exhibition Venice Takeaway: Ideas to Change British Architecture ten architectural teams researched ambitious ideas from around the world that could have a real impact if applied to the UK. As skilled researchers and solution-finders by trade this exhibition shows how the UK’s schools, planning and housing issues can be tackled imaginatively, through the eyes of architects.

First shown at the Venice Architecture Biennale, the exhibition has grown as the ideas have been developed by the exhibitors, often in collaboration with other architects and students.

The IBA in West Berlin was a far-sighted urban renewal project completed in 1987. Would an international building exhibition be the best way to deliver better quality architecture in the UK?

Jan Kleihues – IBA Expert, Kleihues + Kleihues, Berlin, Declan Hill – Forum for Alternative Belfast, and Gerry Miller – Director of Property and Projects, Belfast City Council. Chaired by Vicky Richardson – British Council.

Cost: £9 & £6.50 concession. To book your tickets for the talk go to

The talk lasts one hour, after the talk we'll go for drinks at a nearby pub.

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