This is the fifth in a series of Roca/AJ thought leadership discussions focused on design in response to climate emergency. This panel brings together an architect, a leading client and a structural engineer to explore the opportunities and challenges of retrofit, with a particular focus on timber.
Discussion topics include maximising the potential of existing foundations and structure, using whole life carbon assessments to inform material choices, fire risk, sustainable timber sourcing, specification to avoid use of toxic adhesives, end of life scenarios and more.
The multi-award-winning Roca London Gallery by Zaha Hadid Architects hosts a rolling programme of cultural exhibitions and events on a variety of themes within the fields of architecture, design and sustainability.
Influential figures from the worlds of architecture and design have spoken at the gallery and presented their work, including Kengo Kuma, Lord Foster and Daniel Libeskind.