Architect@Work London 2020 to focus on the environment

Architect@Work London 2020 to focus on the environment

Dezeen promotion: this year's Architect@Work event will focus on how design and architecture intersect with nature, and will feature discussions with practices including Waugh Thistleton, Zaha Hadid Architects and Invisible Studio.

Architect@Work London 2020 will take place on 29 and 30 January at the Old Truman Brewery in central London.

Throughout the free, two-day trade event there will be a programme of talks focused on the theme of Sensory Design | Acting Natural: new ways in which architecture and the environment converge.

Architect@Work London 2020 to focus on the environment

The talks programme will be kicked off on Wednesday with a talk on the future of timber. Each of the architects, including Ana Lourenco, project architect at Stirling prize-shortlisted studio Waugh Thistleton, will present their "radical projects" during the panel discussion.

She will be joined on the panel by Victor Orive, senior associate at Zaha Hadid Architects, Oliver Salway, director of architecture studio Softroom and Mark Broom, an associate at ACME.

Architect@Work London 2020 to focus on the environment

This talk will be followed by a panel entitled Tightening the green belt, where the future of the protected area around London will be discussed.

The day will conclude with a seminar on placing plants and greenery inside buildings entitled Inside out.

Architect@Work London 2020 to focus on the environment

Thursday's talks programme begins with City vs Countryside, a panel discussion led by journalist David Michon on the benefits and pitfalls of living in more urban and rural environments.

Speaking on the panel will be Piers Taylor, principal of Invisible Studio, Biba Dow, co-founder of Dow Jones Architects, Eleanor Hedley, an associate at Feilden Fowles, Niall Maxwell, founder of Rural Office for Architecture and Hugo Lindsay-Fynn of Palladian London.

Architect@Work London 2020 to focus on the environment

This will be followed by a discussion titled Learning in Nature chaired by the Architecture Foundation's deputy director and Dezeen columnist Phineas Harper.

The conference's talks programme will conclude with an interview with landscape architect Dan Pearson, principal of Dan Pearson Studio, by journalist Helen Parton.

Alongside the programme of talks a large number of manufacturers will be displaying architectural products. In total architectural product suppliers will be showcasing more than 200 innovative products, which were selected by an external judging panel.

Architects and designers can register for Architect@Work London 2020 here.