Marcel RidyardSenior Associate AFL Architects
Responsible for leading AFL’s major leisure projects, Marcel has experience on developments across the world. A creative and ambitious leader, his approach is to interrogate a given brief to realise new opportunities, challenge assumptions and realise greater value to communities. He is also a passionate driver of green infrastructure and environmentally sustainable design.
Wednesday 4th May 2022
Part 1 – Sam Wright, Director – WilkinsonEyre
Lord’s Marylebone Cricket Club – from Masterplan to Delivery of the Compton & Edrich Stands
Sam is the architect responsible for delivering the Compton & Edrich Stands at Lord’s, which were brought into use during the 2021 Season. He explains how the stands were designed as part of the fulfilment of a long term masterplan for Lord’s on which WilkinsonEyre have been working for five years and how long term strategic thinking and a focus on adaptability are key components of the firm’s approach to stadium and arena design.
Part 2 – AFL’s approach to innovative stadium and arena design
AFL Architects Senior Associates Marcel Ridyard and Rita Ochoa introduce AFL’s approach to innovative stadium and arena design, and case study several recent projects that evidence how AFL’s expertise in this space has helped clients operating at a community level to the highest profile global stage successfully realise new possibilities.
Part 3 - A new headline act for the South West
Once home to aviation icon the Concorde, the legendary Brabazon Hangars will be retrofitted into YTL Arena Bristol, the South West’s first indoor arena and entertainment complex. Andrew Billingham, CEO of YTL Arena Bristol, will be sharing a project update on the new 17,000 capacity venue.