Concrete Elegance: Inside Out Architecture

Two presentations show contrasting approaches to achieving creative forms and finishes using local influences:

Wendy Perring, Perring Architecture and Design
Presents New Forest House, Lyndhurst

New Forest House sought to minimise its carbon footprint through local sourcing and reuse of materials whilst achieving delicately textured concrete surfaces. Shuttering panels for the concrete walls were sourced from within 2 miles of the site and local sawmills helped assess the different textures that could be achieved using different cutting blades.

Alex Whitbread, Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios
Presents Broadcasting Place, Leeds

Broadcasting Place uses an exposed concrete structure, 23 stories in height, to support its mixed use programmatic requirements. The landmark building’s irregular sculptural forms and weathered façades were inspired by the natural rock formations of the Yorkshire Dales and the work of locally born Henry Moore and Barbara Hepworth. The importance of the designed public space in the scheme, linking key urban routes close to Leeds City Centre is also discussed.

This event is free of charge. Booking is essential.

Chaired by David Bennett
Sponsored by the Concrete Centre and Rocktron