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Welcome to FANN15, a biennial celebration of architecture in Norfolk.  The event is intended to stimulate public interest in contemporary architecture and building-related design in the region.  The festival will feature the work and ideas of the region's architects, and outstanding work in the county by architects from farther afield; buildings, interiors, landscape design, master-planning . . .

NORWICH & NORFOLK 2015

FANN15 EVENTS

FANN15 EXHIBITION

THE 2015 UEA NORWICH LECTURE: O’DONNELL + TUOMEY

NUA EVENING LECTURE:

WILL ALSOP

NUA STUDENT EXHIBITION: ‘PHYSICAL’

ARCHITECTURAL GUIDED WALKS

‘CELLULOID CITIES’ FILM EVENT

NUA ‘SPOOKY CITY’ AT THE CASTLE MUSEUM

JUNIOR ARCHITECTS

ARCHITECTURE ON FILM

FANN15/EDP PHOTO COMPETITION

ART/ARCHITECTURE

PECHA KUCHA NIGHT

NORFOLK CONSTRUCTING EXCELLENCE CLUB AGM 2015

FANN15 is organised by the Norfolk Association of Architects, a regional branch of the RIBA

The main event of FANN15 is the Festival Exhibition at the Forum, showcasing the work of Norfolk’s architectural practices, in the city, county and further afield.

Work by architecture students from Norwich University of Arts will also feature.

O’Donnell and Tuomey - winners of the 2015 RIBA Gold Medal. The Dublin-based practice becomes the latest in a long line of RIBA Gold Medal and Stirling Prize winners to give the Norwich Lecture, which is a key highlight of the City’s cultural calendar.

Internationally renowned and sometimes controversial architect Will Alsop will give an evening lecture at NUA, looking at how writing, painting and ‘playing’ can further our understanding of design. Expect a lively performance!            

Model making has always been a key part of the architectural design-process, making a project ‘physical’ in ways that words or drawings simply can’t.  This display of models at NUA Architecture students will show their importance.

The Guided Walk in FANN13 proved very popular, so this year there are three to choose from! Two explore the ancient and modern architecture of the City centre, the other takes in the modernist masterpieces of the UEA campus.

Booking essential!

Architecture students from Norwich University of the Arts will discuss how urban spaces are represented in films and in architectural culture, by comparing films and buildings made during the same period.

Tying in with the Castle Museum’s 'Spooky City' theme, Norwich University of the Arts BA (Hons) Architecture students will be exhibiting their work in the Timothy Gurney Gallery. Come and check it out! Click here for more information.

FANN15 runs across the autumn half-term, so we’re running two events with the budding junior architect in mind. At the Castle Museum you can design and build your own Spoooky castle, and you can also join us at the grand finale of our FANN15 story-writing project.

Architecture surrounds us, forming the backdrop for our daily lives. It is no surprise that it also features in films – rarely as the main event, but always adding atmosphere and context. Cinema City will be hosting a short series of classic films that have all used architecture to frame the story.

What is architecture, what does it mean to you?  The bigger picture or little details that make places beautiful? Norfolk has a rich architectural environment, the ancient often rubs shoulders with the modern. We are celebrating this diversity and we want to see your ideas – the more creative and thought-provoking the better!

Many artists are inspired by the forms, patterns and history of the buildings they see, and many architects feel moved to draw and paint beyond their ‘day job’. Exhibitions by architectural artists and artistic architects will be staged in a number of public venues around the city centre.

Fast-moving presentation format first devised by Japan-based architects Klein Dytham. The name derives from the Japanese word for ‘chit-chat’ speakers talk to 20 slides each for 20 seconds. Presentations can feature any subjects but expect the FANN15 PK Night to feature plenty of architecture! Anyone can register to present!

Keynote speaker will be Ben Humphries of Architype, architects of the Enterprise Centre at UEA. When he spoke last about the project for FANN13, construction was about to commence on this groundbreaking low-carbon project. This time around, the meeting will take place in the finished building!

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FESTIVAL OF ARCHITECTURE

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The main Festival Exhibition at the Forum will run from Sunday 4th - Sunday 11th October, with other events in the city and beyond spread across the month, including the following: