Taking place at London’s Truman Brewery from 13-14 April, the theme of this year’s event is Air & Architecture.
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ARCHITECT@WORK is returning to its physical format at the Truman Brewery in the heart of London’s Shoreditch for the 2022 edition. Visitors will be able to meet industry experts who will be exhibiting their latest innovations to the architecture and specifier markets, as well as attend a stellar series of talks. The two-day event includes free admission for trade visitors and complementary catering throughout, which encourages networking and downtime, as well as deal-making opportunities.
This year’s theme is Air & Architecture, which will allow the talks programme to explore a variety of different projects, places and experiences. The sessions will touch upon how we breathe and what that means for our wellbeing, as well as the lungs of cities themselves. A wide range of designers and experts will look at the spaces where we meet or exercise and transport us high above the ground.
Speakers (left to right): Joe Morris, Francesca Brady, and Anouska Anquetil
One of the highlights will be a session on health and wellbeing, examining how air, space, materials, and biophilia are key to comfortable experiences that encourage better interaction within the workspace. Joe Morris, director of Morris+Company, will be taking part in this talk, alongside Francesca Brady of AirRated, rising star Anouska Anquetil who runs Aterre, and Rachel Edwards of Lendlease.
Speakers (left to right): Eleanor Brough, Katherine Erne, and Joanna Simpson (ph: Ruth Ward)
With climate change making a big impression on all design projects, the relationship between architecture and landscape is central to making towns and cities more habitable and kinder to the environment. How we retrofit our cities to accommodate this balance will be discussed by Eleanor Brough of Sarah Wigglesworth Architects, HTA’s Katherine Erne, Joanna Simpson of Simpson Studio, and Sanaa Shaikh from Native Studio.
Speakers Peter Karn and Je Ahn
Je Ahn from Studio Weave and Adam Scott of Freestate will focus on the ever-popular draw of public space projects, and how good design is used to enliven places. Meanwhile, Alpa Depani of Waltham Forest Council will focus on public space projects, demonstrating how good design can be used to enliven places, create character and provide a focus for activity. There will also be an opportunity to reconsider what we want cities to look like with a greater emphasis on greenery, accessibility and inclusivity.
Speakers Guy Hollaway and Nile Bridgeman
Some of the best innovations in architecture are found in the buildings and spaces that harness our love of sport and exercise, ranging from the recent Olympics to climbing centres in skyscrapers and running tracks that weave through new developments. Peter Karn of MET Studio, Guy Hollaway from Hollaway Studio and Zoe Adeline-Lindop of AHMM will discuss how design can promote exercise when advances in digital technologies cause us to be more sedentary.
Join the presenters of Open City’s smash-hit podcast the Londown for a live recording of their topical show, which covers breaking stories in London’s architecture and built environment. The Londown is produced by Open City and the London Society in partnership with the Architects’ Journal.
Architecture provides so many opportunities for enclosure, so why aren’t we better utilising the air space on top of buildings to create new homes and landscapes? Emily Erlam of Erlam Studio, Nile Bridgeman from Gatti Routh Rhodes and Julia Barfield of Marks Barfield will explain how designers are using sophisticated engineering and new materials to take in our surroundings like never before.
The product categories are as follows:
Joinery, facade and cladding, insulation, air and watertightness, roof construction, loadbearing structures, roof coverings, drainage and rainwater systems
Fixed lighting, sanitaryware, heating, air conditioning, electricity and controls, plumbing, and renewable energy
Layout/design, joinery, floor coverings, wall coverings, partition walls, ceilings, paints, adhesives, and door fittings
To register for free (trade only) please click here. Complementary catering is available in the lounge areas throughout the show.
13th & 14th April 2022
Truman Brewery – levels G1 & T1
London E1 6QL