Talk / Thursday 11 April 2019 6.30 – 9.00pm

Frei Otto and Michael Dickson  A talk by Mike Cook, BuroHappold Engineering

Thursday 11 April 2019 6.30 – 9.00pm



The Building Centre, Store Street, London WC1


Free to attend


Frei Otto’s work as one of the pioneers of 20th century’s architecture is widely celebrated and documented. Much of the engineering of his structures was undertaken with Arup and subsequently the newly-formed Buro Happold in Bath. In particular the late Michael Dickson, founding partner of Buro Happold, played a key role in developing some of Frei Ottos extraordinary work, including Munich Aviary (pictured), Hooke Park Workshops, the sports hall at King Abdul Aziz University, the Japanese Pavilion at Expo 2000, Stuttgart 21 and Arctic City.


In this talk, Mike Cook, Partner at Buro Happold Engineering will celebrate the career of Michael Dickson as both engineer and teacher and look at his contribution to the development of lightweight and sustainable structures in collaboration with Frei Otto and others.


Followed by refreshments.


Free to attend but booking essential



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