Richard Kroeker


Ecology Gallery, Natural History Museum

Westminster, UK

This design was done while at Ian Ritchie Architects in London, in collaboration with structural engineer Peter Rice. The bridge forms are developed as a map of the forces within the bridge, and fin contours follow the contours of structural forces within the material. The glass side galleries use an innovative application of a glass to glass adhesive connection, with recycled industrial materials used for bridge decks. The Reina Sophia project was a collaboration between Ian Ritchie Architects and Peter Rice studio of the same period as the Ecology Gallery in which Kroeker had a minor role.