31.03.2016EU referendum

A statement by David Chipperfield on the UK's upcoming EU referendum, as published in The Architects’ Journal (31 March 2016).

'The discussion about Europe is too narrowly focused on issues of trade and economy. Economic statistics can be produced to support both positions. Who knows the truth?

Fortunately, it seems clear that there are strong economic arguments in favour of staying within the economic union, but I believe that neither the debate nor the decision should pivot on this argument. Does it profit our profession to stay in or leave? How do you measure this?'

Read the full text in our bibliography, or on architectsjournal.co.uk

Related: ‘Being European: what does it mean?’ a recent interview with David Chipperfield published on theguardian.com