Translating the concept of sustainability into architectural design practices: the case of London City Hall

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Abstract

This completed PhD research project is a Science and Technology Studies (STS) inspired exploration of the design practices that brought London’s City Hall (1997-2002) into being. Minister Raynsford responsible for finding a suitable building for the Greater London Authority (GLA) ambitiously declared it to be an exemplar project of “environmentally progressive objectives, the principles of sustainability”. Since there is much contestation about how to enact such an ambitious agenda, I as a form of theory in practice retrospectively follow architects, engineers, clients and others through the complexities of the design process to investigate what they do with the concept of sustainability in the daily context of their design studios, offices and on site.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationResearch Culture in Architecture - international conference on cross-disciplinary collaboration (conference book)
EditorsCornelie Leopold, Christoph Robeller, Ulrike Weber
PublisherTechnische Universität Kaiserslautern
Pages246-249
ISBN (Print)9783959740944
Publication statusPublished - 27 Sep 2018
EventResearch Culture in Architecture - international conference on cross-disciplinary collaboration: 27 and 28 September, 2018. Hosted by FATUK - Faculty of Architecture, TU Kaiserslautern - Faculty of Architecture, TU Kaiserslautern, Kaiserslautern, Germany
Duration: 27 Sep 201828 Sep 2018
https://rca2018.architektur.uni-kl.de

Conference

ConferenceResearch Culture in Architecture - international conference on cross-disciplinary collaboration
Abbreviated titleRCA 2018
CountryGermany
CityKaiserslautern
Period27/09/1828/09/18
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