An Engineer Imagines: The Work and Life of Peter Rice

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Date(s) - 13/03/2019
11:30 am - 12:15 pm

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An Engineer Imagines is a cinematic homage to the life and ideas of Peter Rice, a man widely regarded as the most distinguished structural engineer of the late twentieth century.

Without his innovations and collaborations with the leading architects of his time, some of the most recognisable buildings in the world, including the Sydney Opera House, the Centre Pompidou and the Louvre Pyramid, would not have been possible.

We are delighted to have world renowned architect and friend of Peter Rice, the wonderful Daniel Libeskind, with Becci Taylor of Arup, present key clips from this Fine Point Films production which traces Rice’s extraordinary life from his native Ireland, through London, Sydney and Paris, to his untimely and tragic death in 1992.

Daniel and Becci will reflect on the importance of Peter Rice’s legacy to the world today and how it has shaped the places we have all grown to love.

Through a series of segments including interviews with his family, friends and former colleagues, interwoven with stunning time-lapse photography, we will begin to understand the workings of one of the great minds and unsung heroes of the twentieth century.

This is the story of a man who pushed the boundaries of art and science to achieve the unimaginable.

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