‘Free Space’

Lacaton and Vassal: Rothwell Chair Public Lecture

Wednesday 26 July 2023, 6.00 PM 

Please join the University of Sydney’s School of Architecture, Design and Planning for this special public lecture presented by Lacaton & Vassal, 2021 Pritzker Prize Laureates and the Rothwell Co-Chairs.

Architecture is about freedom, generosity, pleasure. Large spaces generate an essential feeling of escape and freedom. Large spaces facilitate appropriation, foster relationships within spaces, to allow for pleasurable situations, to encourage relations between people and promote social life. Enlarging does not mean wasting.  Enlarging does not mean costing more. It means inventing space for uses and going beyond the norms and standards which reduce the living space.

This public lecture is made possible through the generous support of alumni Garry and Susan Rothwell.