30th Anniversary Event

CSTJ30: Yesterday and Today

Live-stream from London

19 November 2020


Caruso St John Architects celebrates 30 years in practice with a new website, Instagram, and a special online event hosted by the Architecture Foundation.

On the occasion of our 30th anniversary we visit two projects by the practice. The House in Lincolnshire from 1994 was the first completely new structure that we built. We talk to the clients about living there and about making the rich setting that now encompasses the house. Our second visit is to the Swiss Life Arena in Zurich, where the in situ concrete exposed shell of the building is currently being built.

The visits feature Tibor Bielicky, Adam Caruso, Lorenzo Iandelli, Adriana Müller, Eva Janusch, Michael Schneider, and Peter St John from the practice, and the event is moderated by Nana Biamah-Ofosu and Ellis Woodman.


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