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Webinar – Space House (by the Nethercot Prize Winner)

January 19 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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Moderator: David Knight, Chair, British Group IABSE, Cake Industries, UK

Speaker: Livia Guimaraes, Winner British Group Nethercot Prize 2023, UK

Space House: a low-carbon reuse of a 1960’s icon

Space House is a low carbon adaptive re-use of a 1960’s Grade II* listed brutalist icon, originally designed by Richard Siefert and Pell Frischmann. As the original designers we were able to revisit the innovative engineering of the time and, through extensive desktop study and onsite investigations, exploit existing structural opportunities adding significant value and adapting the structure to modern building standards.

By introducing a 2-story extension to the Tower and a rooftop pavilion structure to the Kingsway Block we were able to significantly increase office space without requiring any additional foundations. The project is set to enhance the Holborn area, providing modern workspace, retail facilities, and public spaces – a true testament to a successful urban renewal story and sustainable design.

Speaker: Livia is a graduate structural engineer that is avidly passionate about architecture and sustainable design. Currently working at Pell Frischmann, Livia has been involved in a variety of different projects ranging from residential new builds, forensic investigations, and mixed-use redevelopments.

Moderator: David Knight is the Chair of the IABSE British Group.

Please register for this webinar here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_i1dhY9BbQRuKS7HUyj9q4Q#/registration


January 19
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm




IABSE British Group