Stirling prize winners Alsop and Wilkinson among those urging architects not to attend RIBA speech
Will Alsop and Chris Wilkinson are among the latest set of high-profile architects to register their disapproval at the involvement of the Prince of Wales with the profession.
The pair, both former winners of the RIBA Stirling prize, signed a letter to the Guardian urging architects to boycott Prince Charles’ lecture tomorrow evening.
The letter, printed on Saturday, was also signed by Peter Ahrends, Ted Cullinan, Paul Finch, Tony Fretton, Piers Gough, MJ Long and Ian Ritchie.
The letter said the Prince’s attempted intervention on Chelsea Barracks displayed “the destructive signs of his earlier interventions, when he set out to scupper modern architecture. To all architects who value these democratic procedures, we advocate a boycott of the prince’s lecture at the RIBA on the 12 May.”
This is the second letter sent by a group of architects to a national newspaper; a fortnight ago Lord Foster and Zaha Hadid were among those who signed a letter in the Sunday Times urging the Prince not to interfere in the planning process.