Sir David Chipperfield in conversation with Miquel Adrià

Marking the tenth anniversary of the Museo Jumex, its architect, Sir David Chipperfield, discusses his architectural practice. Speaking with architecture critic, Miquel Adrià, Chipperfield will examine the particular challenges of making places for art and culture.

Chipperfield, 2023 laureate of the Pritzker Architecture Prize, is particularly known for his internationally acclaimed cultural projects. His first building in Latin America, the Museo Jumex sits alongside other landmark museums designed by the practice which include the masterplan for the Royal Academy in London; the redevelopment of the Neues Museum in Berlin, the extension of Kunsthaus Zürich, the Rockbund Art Museum in Shanghai, and the forthcoming extension of the National Archaeological Museum in Athens, each building exhibiting a distinct approach to its site and context.

David Chipperfield studied architecture at the Kingston School of Art and the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London. He worked for Richard Rogers and Norman Foster before founding his own practice in 1985 and has established a design methodology that is now used across five offices in London, Berlin, Milan, Shanghai and Santiago de Compostela. Chipperfield received the RIBA Royal Gold Medal for Architecture in 2011, the Japan Art Association’s Praemium Imperiale for Architecture in 2013, and the Pritzker Architecture Prize in 2023, all given in recognition of his lifetime achievement in the field.

Miquel Adrià is an architect trained at the Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Barcelona and with a Doctorate in Architecture from the Universidad Europea, Madrid. He moved to Mexico in 1994, and has since combined his practice with teaching and criticism. He has published more than 30 books on architecture in Mexico and Latin America. Adrià is the director of Arquine and MEXTRÓPOLI, the Festival of Architecture and the City, as well as Director the School of Architecture at CENTRO.

Image: © David Chipperfield Architects