Inside issue 3-2021:

  • Sutton Hoo in Suffolk
  • Seegartenbühne, Germany
  • Design for material reuse
  • The Lookout, Holkham
  • Euston Station, London
  • Pritzker Prize 2021
  • Shadow Play
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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Travel by longship has fortunately been replaced by slightly more sophisticated modes of travel.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.

Euston Station, London

As part of major regeneration works at Euston Station for HS2, a series of temporary canopied structures were constructed in 2019. The existing taxi rank was below the current station entrance and was closed to allow underground works to extend…

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Pritzker Prize 2021

Remodeling instead of demolishing is the philosophy of the French architectural duo Anne Lacaton and Jean-Philippe Vassal. Sustainability, often implemented with simple means and always with an ear for the needs of the users, Lacaton & Vassal have created architecture…

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Shadow Play

To provide shade for the town square of Zwenkau in Germany, Knoche Architects created ‘Shadow Play’, a sculptural installation that echoes the natural elements of the lake shore nearby; the light and the constantly moving surface of the large body…

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