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- No. 5 Clare Street
Peter Rice – the Structural Engineer Behind Great Architects
Lecture by J. Philip O'Kane, Prof. Emeritus, Chair of Civil Engineering, UCC
Renowned Irish Engineer, Peter Rice (1935-1992), is widely regarded as the most distinguished engineer of the late 20th century, whose innovations in materials and design greatly advanced the nature of modern architecture. Following early work on the Sydney Opera House, working with leading world architects, he defined the structural elements of iconic buildings such as the Centre Pompidou, the glass Pyramide Inversée of the Louvre, the canopy under the Grande Arche at La Défense and Stansted Airport. In 1992, he was awarded the Royal Institute of British Architects Royal Gold Medal. This lecture will examine in retrospect sources of his inspiration and creativity, ending with his education and early life in Ireland.
This is a Friends of the National Gallery of Ireland event, but tickets are also available for non-members. Advance booking is required and booking forms can be obtained from the Friends Desk in the Millennium Wing or by phone at (01) 661 9877 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tickets for the lecture cost €12.
Lecture at 11am (NGI Gallery Theatre). Coffee at 10.30am and lunch (optional, extra fee applies) served in No.5.