New London Architecture

Green performance: making cultural buildings sustainable


Monday 02 October 2023
18:30 - 20:30


Do cultural venues require a different green strategy? Join this event to explore the challenges of retrofitting theatres, museums and cultural venues and their flexible and operational needs in the long-term.
How is the design of theatres, museums and cultural venues adapting to the climate emergency? 
Theatres and museums require flexible and adaptable spaces that can be used for different needs over an extended period of time, whilst accommodating large storage and back of house units that support the needs of their 24hr workforce. From the infrastructure of the building to individual stage and exhibition design, embedding sustainability into the design briefs is key to their adaptability. Carrying out sustainability audits, monitoring energy performance and sourcing local materials and supplychains also play an important role in the overall environmental performance of these buildings. 
Join this evening talk to discuss what tools are available to the industry and how can sharing best practice set a green precedent for the future design of this sector?


18:30    Arrivals
19:00    Welcome from the Chair
               Federico Ortiz, Head of Content, NLA
19:03    Theatre Green Book
              Andrew Wiley, Culture Lead, Buro Happold
19:13    Theatre Clwyd, 2024
              Jessica Daly, Associate, Haworth Tompkins
19:23    Battersea Arts Centre
              Tom Watson, Director, HTS 
19:33    Panel Discussion and Q&As
              Speakers above plus – speaker tbc
20:00   End and networking
20:30   Close

Speaker biographies

Federico Ortiz

Head of Content, NLA





The London Centre 
3 Aldermanbury 

Access Information

There are 4 steps to the main entrance, with a level access entrance with the West Wing 30 seconds away. There are toilets and accessible toilets via stairs or a lift to the lower ground floor. If you would like more information, or have any access requirements, please let us know what these are and how we can best accommodate these by emailing


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