The story of a man who pushed the boundaries of art and science to achieve the unimaginable.
An Engineer Imaginesis 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.
This Fine Point Films production traces Rice’s extraordinary life from his native Ireland, through London, Sydney and Paris, to his untimely and tragic death in 1992. Through a series of interviews with his family, friends and former colleagues, interwoven with stunning time-lapse photography, we 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.
"One of the most rigorous and imaginative structural engineers of his generation.”
"Revolutionised modern architecture.”
THE IRISH TIMES
“An artistic and visually stunning explorative presentation.”
BLUE DOOR MAGAZINE