“Integration lies at the heart of low resource city living”.

Hurry! Running till 8th November is an excellent “Resources” themed exhibition at The Architecture Centre which is worth a visit. So often The Architecture Centre intelligently brings together topics encouraging one to look more holistically at issues and this exhibition is no different.

It features three Bristol2015 grant funded projects (Bristol Green Doors, SNUG Homes and The Bristol ReUse network) and concentrates on Resources, one of the five core themes of Bristol 2015 (Food, Nature, Energy and Transport being the others).
Under a people-buildings-cities framework, it underlines the value of Bristol Green Doors as a valuable people resource, the role of SNUG Homes as a housing solution in times of increasing cost and space concerns and thirdly the expanding Bristol Reuse network which features a number of organisations well known to 1000s of people in Bristol http://www.bristolreuse.com/#!whoweare/crrl
Why is this important? The world’s population is currently consuming the equivalent of 1.6 planets a year and the speed at which this is happening is increasing. We need to manage and make the most of what we have. http://www.overshootday.org/
Buro Happold, the international, integrated engineering consultancy, is the studio partner (like a sponsor) and at the exhibition’s official launch on September 24th, their ex CEO and current Head of Energy Gavin Thompson made a compelling case for the involvement of firms such as theirs in how important an integrated approach is to city living. http://www.burohappold.com/
The exhibition looks at capacity and demand models, and linear and circular cities and city resilience. We are proud to be part of this and obviously hope the three exemplars presented are able to continue to be part of this city’s future in resource constrained times.
The Arcitecture Centre is at 16 Narrow Quay, Bristol, BS1 4QA. 

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