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Jan Kaplický

Jan Kaplický Czech architect who lived between 1937 and 2009, during almost all his life he resided in United Kingdom due to the fact that he left his country of origin because of the Prague Spring. He developed his professional career in London with the studio that he established with David Nixon in 1979 called Future Systems. His organicist architectural style was an inspiration for many.

Among his most valuable projects, the Selfridges Building in Birmingham, the Maserati Museum in Modena or the Media Center in the Lord's Cricket Ground stadium in London. This project was the one because of what he won the Stirling Prize in 1999. He also has several RIBA Awards.

​Amanda Levete

Amanda Levete is a Stirling Prize winning architect and founder and principal of AL_A. She trained at the Architectural Association and worked for Richard Rogers before joining Future Systems as a partner in 1989, where she realised groundbreaking buildings including the Media Centre at Lord’s Cricket Ground and Selfridges department store in Birmingham. Amanda is a trustee of leading social innovation centre the Young Foundation and has served as a trustee of influential arts organisation Artangel for over a decade. She is a regular radio and TV broadcaster, writes for a number of publications, including the New Statesman and Prospect, and lectures worldwide. 

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