New London Architecture

Build Back Better, reworking office space – Powered by PechaKucha

Wednesday 19 August 2020

Catch up on this webinar which asks what offices of the future will look like, and how do we ensure we’re building the stock that meetings changing behaviours? 
Hear concepts for mixed-use flexible buildings that encourage new ways of workings; reimagining user behaviours in spaces, from home, to work and the journey in-between. How do we want to work? How do we build spaces to reflect our changing attitudes? How do we create building stock that is flexible and resilient enough to respond to any future crises?
This PechaKucha features industry experts on their concepts, ideas and proposals for reworking the traditional office space.

Build Back Better is an NLA initiative set up in response to the current crisis, inviting industry experts to put forward their vision for the city’s unknown future, looking beyond the restrictions of our current situation. The series has looked at active travel, high streets, and the health and wellbeing of London’s citizens. 

Programme and timings

16:00   Welcome from Chair
   Peter Murray, Curator-in-Chief, New London Architecture

01:32   Presentations themes:

01:32   Business Parks
Simon Hicks, Associate, Foster + Partners

08:42   Reinvented City and Local Neighbourhood Working
Linzi Cassels, Principal, Design Director, London, Perkins and Will

15:50   Optimising Connectivity in the Workplace
Yasmin Al-Ani Spence, Director, WilkinsonEyre

23:10   Bring the Outdoors In
Keith Wilson, Associate Director, Civic Engineers

30:50   The Return of the Fun Palace
Daniel Walder, Architect Associate, BDP

38:20   True flexibility has to start with the structure
James Morgan, Director, Heyne Tillett Steel
45:30   Q&A



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