The University of East London's (UEL) Master of Architecture and the Sustainability Research Institute (SRI) has developed an innovative construction material, Sugarcrete® .
With the support of Tate & Lyle Sugars, arable by-products provide a sustainable, ultra-low-carbon construction alternative to existing high-carbon materials.
In creative partnership with Grimshaw, the first technical application of Sugarcrete® – Sugarcrete® Slab – was revealed in 2023.
Sugarcrete® has been nominated for this year's Earthshot Prize by former winners, Notpla, in the 'Build a Waste-Free World' category and its deployment is planned in projects in India, Costa Rica and Mexico.
Studio: University of East London (UEL), the Sustainability Research Institute (SRI) and Grimshaw
Credits: Armor Gutierrez Rivas, Alan Chandler, Bamdad Ayati, Elena Shilova, Andy Watts, John Kerr, Tate & Lyle Sugars, Paris Nikitidis, Philip Singer, Georgios Tsakiridis, Paolo Vimercati, Robert Sims, Paul Nichols, David Tann, Carl Callaghan, Alex Scott-Whilby, Nicolo Bencini - Senior Structural Engineer, AKT II, Sky Henley, Faith Omowunmi Ogundare, Busra Ciftci, Amy Gillespie, Hinal Arvindkumar Patel, Rova Taha, Dodangodagamage Kawan Roger Ranasinghe, Manoj Sai Ganji, Mohan Ukabhai Dungrani, Anca-Madalina Borda, Alina Klimenteva, Rashmi Madagamage Gunathilaka, Orseer Isreal Gbashah, Mahmoud Sayed Abdellattif, Mert Manas Erten, Hidayati Yazmin Binti Abdul Halim, Oluchukwu Judith Obiejesi, Svetoslav Georgie Slav, Mihriban Ustun, Chromaphotography, Jude Adoasi, Louis Bird and Ellie Saunders