Building Tour: Here East with Roger Hawkins
Join the founding partner of Hawkins\Brown for a tour of the studio's new large-scale creative hub in Stratford, east London.
Here East is the transformation of the former Press and Broadcast Centres on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park into 1.2 million sq ft of space for the creative and digital industries. It is a dedicated place for individuals and companies who embrace and pioneer cutting-edge technology capitalising on some of the fastest broadband speeds in Europe.
The two huge buildings were re-purposed to provide spaces ranging from broadcast studios and an innovation centre at one end of the scale, to new cafés and individual artists’ studios at the other. The flexible workspace was designed to promote collaboration between start-ups and more established businesses, with universities colocated to stimulate innovation through their research and development programmes.
11:00am, Saturday, 16 February 2019
12:00pm, Saturday, 16 February 2019
Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
We will meet in the lobby of the Here East reception in the Press Centre.
Roger founded Hawkins\Brown with Russell Brown in 1988. Prior to this he worked for VVKR in the USA and at Rock Townsend.
His involvement with the RIBA includes being Chairman of the RIBA Insurance Agency and member of the RIBA Validation Board. He has been active in supporting RIBA Competitions including the Advisor to the ODA for the Olympic Velodrome. Roger lectures at architectural schools, conferences and writes for the architectural press and is a leading reviewer and critic at Sheffield University and at Yale University in the USA.
Nick joined Hawkins\Brown after studying at the University of Sheffield and working in practice in Melbourne, Australia. While studying he developed an interest in the way that public space and buildings are appropriated and transformed by the uncontrolled actions of the public. Emerging from this interest his dissertation started with the behaviour of the British Gypsy community as the springboard for a discussion of disorder and emergent patterns in architecture and urbanism.
With Hawkins\Brown he has completed several large and complex public buildings to which he has brought his interest in unplanned activities and outcomes. As a keen photographer and traveller he has had the opportunity to enjoy the ways in which cultural differences create diversity between public spaces around the world, with Japan a recent highlight.