Re-imagining timber symposium

3
Apr
2019
 
2
00
PM

Timber is one of the oldest building materials in the world and, if sustainably grown, is an endlessly renewable and natural resource. It offers those who design, make and build with it countless benefits including material flexibility and innovation. For those who live, work or play in a timber building it brings greater health and wellbeing. However as a material, it can still be misunderstood.

The ‘Re-imagining Timber’ symposium will explore pioneering research and development into the manufacture and use of timber; view the latest innovations in the design of timber structures through award-winning project case studies and discuss ‘what next for timber architecture?’

The symposium will be an informative afternoon with inspirational talks from renowned makers, academics and architects including;

– Amin Taha, Groupwork
Alison Brooks, Alison Brooks Architects
Alex de Rijke, dRMM
David Venables, American Hardwood Export Council
Professor Pekka Heikkinen, Wood Program Aalto University
Johannes Rebhahn, Wiehag

Registration will open at 1.30pm for a 2.00pm start. The talks will conclude at 6.30pm with a networking drinks reception and a tour of the Forest of Fabrication exhibition by co-curator Alex de Rijke.

 

Programme includes:

13.30 - 14.00

Arrival, registration and coffee

14.00 - 14.10

Introduction to symposium and session 1 speakers

 

Session 1 - Pioneering research and development of timber

14.10 - 14.35

Prof. Pekka Heikkinen, Wood Architecture at Aalto University

14.35 - 15.00

Johannes Rebhahn, Wiehag

15.00 - 15.25

David Venables, AHEC

15.25 - 15.35

Speaker Q&A

15.35 - 15.55

Coffee break

 

Session 2 - Innovations in the design and use of timber

15.55 - 16.00

Introduction to session 2 speakers

16.00 - 16.35

Alex de Rijke, dRMM

16.35 - 17.10

Alison Brooks, Alison Brooks Architects

17.10 - 17.45

Amin Taha, Groupwork Architects

17.45 - 18.00

Coffee break

 

Session 3 - Panel Discussion - what next for timber architecture?

18.00 - 18.35

Panel discussion with all speakers, chaired by Alex de Rijke

18.35 - 19.00

Networking drinks reception

18.35 - 19.00

Tour of the Forest of Fabrication exhibition with Alex de Rijke (limited places available)

 

This symposium is part of the Forest of Fabrication exhibition and events programme, curated by the Building Centre exhibitions team and dRMM, and supported by The Built Environment Trust.

     

Forest of Fabrication exhibition headline sponsors:

                  

Forest of Fabrication supporters: