Archive 2005

1,000 hear David Chipperfield

Ian Moore and David Chipperfield A sell out lecture in Sydney on 20 March, followed by large crowds in Brisbane and Melbourne ensured a successful Black Talk 2.

David Chipperfield’s two hour lecture covered 14 projects spread over six countries and three continents. His concern with the users of the building was clear, ‘the building is a setting for human activity’ he makes great efforts to make large buildings friendly for humans, in his Salerno law courts building he has turned all the corridors into a series of courtyards and gardens. Most common comment at the conclusion of each event was ‘great talk’, and the fact that nobody left their seat until the end attested to that fact.

Above right—Ian Moore with David Chipperfield over dinner after a sellout lecture in Sydney.