Canterbury Tour with Tim Ronalds Architects and Walters + Cohen
Join Cindy Walters (Walters + Cohen), Tim Ronalds and Lucy Thomas (Tim Ronalds Architects) for a tour of two recently completed projects on the campus of King's International College in Canterbury. Walters + Cohen's building is a new residential and teaching block designed for students aged 11-16 who have entered the English school system from abroad. Its expression in exposed concrete and Corten steel cladding makes reference to the character of a neighbouring nineteenth century malthouse, which has been remodelled by Tim Ronalds Architects to accommodate a theatre and associated spaces for drama and dance. Both projects received 2021 RIBA South East Building, with the Malthouse Theatre being named RIBA South East Building of the Year.
At 5.30, an hour after the conclusion of the tour, there will also be the opportunity to attend Choral Evensong at Canterbury Cathedral, where Caruso St John Architects has recently installed a new organ loft. Please note this does not form part of the main tour and any admission costs are not included in the ticket price.
2pm, Saturday 6 November 2021
4.30pm, Saturday 6 November 2021
Outside the entrance to Malthouse Theatre, Malthouse Rd, St Stephen's Rd, Canterbury CT2 7JA (Please note, if you are travelling from outside Canterbury, the closest station is Canterbury West)
Cindy Walters set up Walters & Cohen with Michál Cohen in 1994. She has worked on a diverse range of education, leisure, cultural and commercial projects, including the Shirley Sherwood Gallery of Botanical Art at Kew Gardens, Regent High School, Vajrasana Buddhist Retreat Centre, which was named RIBA East's Building of the Year 2017, and Newnham College, Cambridge. In 2019 Cindy became chair of the Architecture Foundation. She is also one of the Design Council's associates and regularly judges at the World Architecture Festival.
Tim Ronalds is the founding director of Tim Ronalds Architects, a practice that has established a reputation for the sensitive design of theatres and other performing arts spaces. Major projects include the refurbishment of the Hackney Empire in 2004, and renowned music venue Wilton’s Music Hall in 2015.
Lucy Thomas is a project architect at Tim Ronalds Architects, and worked on the design of the Malthouse Theatre from the early stages through to completion in 2019. . Lucy studied at Cambridge University and the Mackintosh School of Architecture. After doing her year out with Tim Ronalds Architects in 2001, she returned as an Architect in 2015, following 10 years at Knox Bhavan Architects. Lucy is also a guest tutor at Sheffield University.