Sustainable Architecture Talk
RBA team members attended an inspirational talk on sustainable architecture from Ken Shuttleworth of Make architects this week.
In the talk, held at nearby Godolphin School, Ken discussed his life and career from the earliest days. During his time at Foster and Partners, he was responsible for the design of City Hall and the Gherkin. Ken then set up his own international architecture practice, Make. At Make there is a strong focus on sustainable architecture, and Ken talked about the importance of designing sustainable buildings. Make has joined the RIBA Climate Challenge, which has the aim of reaching net-zero in carbon by 2030.
The team were particularly impressed by Ken’s use of sustainable materials and technology in his designs. This included the use of straw as insulation material, and the design of what will be Europe’s largest green wall in Manchester.
We have come away with all sorts of ideas on how we can aspire to make our practice and projects carbon neutral.