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Grimshaw presents ‘Design solutions: Three decades of sustainability, regeneration and the challenge to do more’

  • 2020-02-17 7:30 pm 2020-02-17 9:00 pm Australia/Melbourne Grimshaw presents ‘Design solutions: Three decades of sustainability, regeneration and the challenge to do more’ MPAVILION

Free!

Photo by Grimshaw

This event will combine archival footage with a presentation by Dr Paul Toyne, Sustainability Practice Leader at Grimshaw, who will explore the ingenuity and possibility of architecture as we look for intelligent strategies for sustainable future living, and strengthen man’s relationship with the environment. Commencing with the British Pavilion Expo 1992 – which started Grimshaw’s deep interest for projects with minimal footprints – this journey will take us to the Eden project and London Bridge Station in the UK, the Royal Botanic Garden in Oman and to ecological projects in Australia. It will culminate in the United Arab Emirates, at the Dubai Expo 2020 Sustainability Pavilion, a building that will have the capacity to be self-sufficient in the middle of the desert. With its aspirational message about the natural world, ecology and technology, this event will bring to the fore the responsibility we have to act quickly to restore the health of our planet.

In collaboration with

Wominjeka (Welcome). We acknowledge the Yaluk-ut Weelam as the traditional custodians of the land on which we meet. Yaluk-ut Weelam means ‘people of the river camp’ and is connected with the coastal land at the head of Port Phillip Bay, extending from the Werribee River to Mordialloc. The Yaluk-ut Weelam are part of the Boon Wurrung, one of the five major language groups of the greater Kulin Nation. We pay our respects to the land, their ancestors and their elders—past, present and to the future.