The RIAI held its series of Walks +Talks in London at RIBA last week for a talk on design innovation.
As part of the series Scott Tallon Walker architects gave a talk on designing and delivering the first Proton Beam Therapy centre in the UK. The £250 million cancer hospital and proton beam therapy (PBT) centre in London will be the first facility of its kind in the UK and one of just a handful in the world.
Speaking at the event, RIAI President Robin Mandal said: “Scott Tallon Walker have long been a central part of the practice of architecture in Ireland. One of the earliest firms to internationalise, it is remarkable that they are designing the first proton beam therapy unit in London. The ionization that directed proton beam radiation causes to cell atoms is a great hope for cancer patients and a huge advance in radiation therapy. As with all architecture, this architecture is the hallmark of a civil society at a stage of its development. This project also shows the interconnection of the three strands that make all great projects: collaboration, looking outwards and valuing cultural identity.”
About Walks + Talks
The Walks + Talks series was originally devised by the RIAI to engage the public with award-winning buildings, illustrated through building tours and conversations with the architects. RIAI Walks + Talks London forms part of the RIAI’S official programme for the year of Irish Design, ID2015 – a year-long initiative backed by the Irish government promoting and celebrating Irish design.
Pictured above from LR – Robin Mandal (President of RIAI), Angela Brady (Director of Brady Mallalieu Architects, Douglas Hill (Regional Manager, Dortek), Paul Coley (Specification Manager, Dortek).
Read more about the event here –http://www.riai.ie/news/article/id2015_riai_walks_talks_with_scott_tallon_walker_london