NEWS / EVENTS

See also…

Green Infrastructure for Urban Living: Creating Jobs through Education 2 September 2016
Stockwell Street Cascade Garden Living Wall
Vertical Plant Life: In-Service Teacher Training Week 4-8 April 2016
International Living Walls Conference 2015
Living Walls Knowledge Transfer Day 2014

The completion of our new home

Department of Architecture and Landscape
Faculty of Architecture, Computing and Humanities
 
Our  state-of-the-art building has been designed to encourage discussion, exchange and inspire learning. At its heart is the large open-plan studio space and a ‘Crit Pit’, which will host debates, exhibitions and discussions.

The Vice-Chancellor of the university, Professor David Maguire, said: “This building is a symbol of what this university can achieve in the future – its ambitions, its world leading research and teaching.”  We will be welcoming students in just a few weeks’ time.

The Stockwell Street building includes fourteen diverse, landscaped roofs specifically designed for teaching, learning and research. They have already been awarded an innovation credit from BREEAM, the world’s leading design and assessment method for sustainable buildings.

These innovative landscapes are home to a wetland, climate-controlled greenhouses, an apiary of bees, an outdoor vegetable grid for research in to food cultivation, arid planting, and herbaceous landscapes. The inclusion of a weather station on the roof, a unique feature in Greenwich, will tie into the building’s management systems and allow for extensive data collection. This data will also be useful for other sectors of the university and environmental research in London and the South East.

 

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