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Department of Architecture

Emotional Architecture: an exhibition of the work of prizewinning architect Tszwai So

Tszwai So, a London-based architect with Spheron Architects who studied in Cambridge for the MSt in Building History, has won a series of prestigious prizes since graduating in 2017.  Now an exhibition at Wolfson College, introduced by a conversation in front of an invited audience between Tszwai and Hugh Pearman, Editor of the RIBA Journal, showcases his remarkable drawings and models.  At the centre of the exhibition are pieces relating to his timber Belarusian Memorial Chapel in Finchley, North London, and the projected Pan-European Memorial for the Victims of Totalitarianism, commemorating all victims of twentieth-century totalitarianism in Europe, to be built on the Place Jean Rey in Brussels.  Tszwai’s work is notable for drawing together the historical threads of diverse narratives, both communal and intensely personal, including experience of atrocity, dislocation and loss, in designs that are unflinching yet redemptive.

The exhibition, in the Combination Room at Wolfson, runs until 22 September 2019, and is open on Saturdays and Sundays between 10am and 5pm.  An exhibition catalogue is available.

To see photos from the first night of the exhibition visit: