Concrete Innovations

16
Feb
2011
 
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This event sees three free-thinking speakers share their knowledge and experiences of recent innovative concrete projects, alongside an accompanying exhibition.

Speakers:
Manuelle Gautrand - Manuelle Gautrand Architects
Louise Roberts - Broadway Malyan Architects
John Lyall - John Lyall Architects

Lille Metropole Musee d'Art Moderne
Manuelle Gautrand: The new extension at Lille was built to house a collection of art known as 'Outsider Art', created by individuals often at the edge of insanity. Guatrand's design proposed a free flowing form that wraps around Simounets original brick clad building.

The stunning lace-like concrete screens were cast using Ductal, an ultra high strength concrete developed by Lafarge and Bouygues.

School of Law, University of Leeds
Louise Roberts: The design of the new School of Law puts it at the forefront of energy efficient architecture. The rooftop brise soliel is supported on slender, high performance, spun concrete columns - the first of their kind in the UK - supplied by Europoles of Germany.

Pudding Mill Lane Pumping Station, Stratford
John Lyall: This pumping station connects the new sewer system built for the Olympic Park to the existing Northern Outfall Sewer. Visual interest was created through the integration of public art. The fine precast concrete panels of the outer wall are cast with a relief pattern using Reckli form liners, inspired by the engineering drawings of Joseph Bazalgette.

The event starts at 5pm with an exhibition plus coffee and biscuits. Lectures start at 6.15pm, with a drinks Reception at 8pm.

Free to attend.
The event is chaired by David Bennett.

Exhibitors:Armourcoat, Europoles and Reckli.