Inside issue 3-2021:
The full flexibility of galvanized steel is shown in our latest issue. Sutton Hoo, one of the most significant archaeological sites in Europe has benefited from a new visitor experience centre, the pinnacle of which is a viewing tower.
The timber clad, internally wrapped, structure with etched galvanized steel reveals a contrasting materiality that will soften gently over time. A space to pause and take in the views.
Travel by longship has fortunately been replaced by slightly more sophisticated modes of travel. Our issues today, however are not limited to comfort or speed.
There is an obvious need for improvement of our infrastructure, which is signified at present by HS2. It is vital for us all that this is implemented with circular principals in mind. This will include long-term durability of materials that encompass the possibility of reuse or repurposing that should be an inherent part of our design philosophy.
A simple example of long term thinking and reuse is featured within our article – Design for Material Reuse. A galvanized steel Elascon football stand was saved from demolition and has seen a new lease of life at a neighbouring club. It has already provided 40 years of service and has saved its new club €165,000.