Brown, Neave (17 of 19). National  Life Story Collection: Architects' Lives

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    2013-12-07, 2013-12-14, 2014-02-08, 2014-03-08, 2014-03-15, 2014-03-29, 2014-04-26, 2014-07-27, 2014-08-10, 2014-08-17, 2014-12-06

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    Interviewee's home, London

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    Brown, Neave (1929-) (speaker,  male)

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    Franklin, Geraint (speaker, male)

  • Abstract

    Part 17: Comments on LC’s domino diagram. Invitation from Herman Hertzberger to attend a programme of events in the Netherlands. Discussion of planning of Zwolsestraat [in Scheveningen] outside the Hague. Retrospective exhibition of NB’s work in Amsterdam Museum. Commissioned to design a housing development at Zwolsestraat [1987-89]. NB established partnership with David Porter. Role of Mayor of the Hague. [00:11:29] Summary of project brief and site. Topography allowed large underground car park under site. Description of scheme and clients’ reaction. [00:20:04] Departure of mayor at contracting stage; budget problems and decision to delegate execution of scheme to executant architects. Mentions compromises to the scheme. Remarks on Herman Hertzberger.

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