What a great pleasure to attend the book launch of Eric Parry Architects Volumes 3 & 4 at The Charterhouse. It was also attended by many eminent people, ex colleagues and ex students of mine. In pride of place was the very eminent Joseph Rykwert seated
We all had the enormous pleasure of being part of the Queen Elizabeth II Centre opening ceremony attended by Her Majesty the Queen. The event was a joyous occasion with singing, music and much flag waving by adults and children. The Queen took time to talk to everyone and was delighted to open the building named after her and made possible by donations from the Queen's Trust
One month to go and the Coram QE2 Centre is getting close to being finished. Hoardings taken away and the paving to the central courtyard starting to go down. Suddenly the site looks open and the new building takes its place as part of the campus.
Visit to site today. I quite like this stage where the building is raw and dusty but the spaces are beginning to take shape, occupied by piles, rolls and tubes which give a strange but also familiar sense of scale and light.