Architecture

Powell, Sir Philip. (20 of 20). National Life Story Collection: Architects' Lives

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    0:15:12

  • Shelf mark

    C467/11

  • Subjects

    Architecture

  • Recording date

    1997

  • Recording locations

    NSA

  • Interviewees

    Powell, Sir Philip, 1921-2003 (speaker, male)

  • Interviewers

    Brodie, Louise, (speaker, female)

  • Abstract

    Part 20. Philip Powel [PP] is also on large international juries. Mentions Bankside Power Station and the Millenium Bridge. The latter was not his first choice but happy with the result - Norman Foster. Discusses conditions for Lottery applications when he was involved in judging. E.g. Heritage Lottery Fund and how he evaluates the designs submitted. Enjoys this work. If he had more time would enjoy travelling. Generally a 'dull' but pleasant retirement. Thoughts on guiding principles in life: enjoyed solving problems - hopefully to everybody's satisfaction. Would like people to think that good work was done. He enjoys the appreciation of young architects who used to work for him.

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