LDB Sessions

Creating spaces of calm in times of displacement

22 Jun 2023 18:00 - 19:00 The Screening Room

How can architects design both for humanity and the environment? When it comes to urban planning, political buildings and structures need emotional sensitivity.

Focusing on Snøhetta’s latest collaborative project for the French asylum courts, National Court of Asylum and the Administrative Court of Montreuil, this conversation will look at how design and architecture can effectively offer places of calm during turmoil. What do collaborations between administrative courts, engineers and architects look like? How can goals be aligned to benefit the city and the people in it?


  • Dr Romola Sanyal, Associate Professor of Urban Geography, LSE

  • Kjetil Trædal Thorsen, Co-founder, Snøhetta

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