Jasper van der Kort: ‘Built for Celebration’


Built for Celebration

Architect Ole Scheeren once said, “Space is used to tell a story and express the artistic vision of both architect and society, and is really about how want to live our lives.” This podcast uncovers stories of how the Royal Festival Hall was built for celebration and has been the site for personal and national encounters.

Jasper van der Kort is a New Museum School trainee based at the Southbank Centre.

Includes extract from Sir Leslie Martin, Deputy Architect to LCC, recorded 1994, Oral History Collection, Southbank Centre Archive.

Image: Entrance to the Royal Festival Hall, Festival of Britain, London 1951, Charles Martin Collection. Southbank Centre Archive.

Music: Sparkle of Life | Composer: Jonathan Slatter | © Sounds Visual Music Ltd.