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An Evening With Kevin McCloud

An Evening With Kevin McCloud

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When:

  • Wed 26 Oct ’11, 8:00pm – 10:30pm

Where:

The Civic, Cnr Queen & Wellesley Sts, Auckland CBD

Restrictions:

All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Prem: $150.00
  • A Res: $139.00
  • B Res: $89.00

Join Kevin McCloud in his first visit to New Zealand in what will be a most memorable evening of design and anecdotes with a Q & A session at Auckland’s Civic Theatre.

For “one night only”, Kevin will share ideas and commentary with visuals of the work he has been doing in the UK via his company Hab (Happiness Architecture Beauty) to build highly sustainable and contextual housing schemes. Drawing on his experience of making the much loved TV series Grand Designs for 12 years he’ll also touch on the problems of rebuilding Christchurch and how places can be repaired after a natural event.

Kevin McCloud is best known for his award-winning television series Grand Designs that he's been making since 1998. His 2009 four part series, the Grand Tour of Europe, won a Prix Italia and his two one hour documentaries about the slums of Mumbai, Slumming It have also been critically acclaimed. His other television work includes a series about urban blight, urban regeneration and sheds. He writes books about architecture and people and his latest, The Principles of Home is published this spring in paperback.

Trained at Cambridge as an architectural historian and later as a designer, Kevin now runs a development business, building affordable but beautiful housing schemes to One Planet Living Principles. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects - although he's most proud of his fellowship of the Institute of Chartered Foresters. Trees are his greatest passion.

His two ambitions remain to entertain and to make the built environment better – and consequently ‘make people feel better’.

Do not miss this rare opportunity to be entertained & informed by your charismatic host, Kevin McCloud.

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