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Open-City launches Green Sky Thinking call for entries

Architecture charity Open-City is receiving proposals for its annual Green Sky Thinking sustainable design summit

Running from 17 to 22 September immediately after the organisation’s flagship Open House weekend, the programme offers a series of free events for architects to share best practice in sustainable design. 

Last year’s highlights included a construction breakfast event at the Siemens pavilion on the Royal Docks, a tour of Lambeth’s green roofs, and a visit to David Morley’s Isis Education Centre in Hyde Park.

More than twenty practices opened their doors to host events showcasing their current thinking in sustainable designs. One of the most popular events was a PechaKucha hosted by Aedas on the important subject of building performance monitoring.

Organised by Open-City in partnership and supported by the AJ, Green Sky Thinking offers a platform to display expertise in green design. 

AJ sustainability editor Hattie Hartman on Green Sky Thinking

Be green, be seen. This is an easy way to show off your green credentials. You never know who might walk through your door. Don’t miss it.

Here are ten ways you can make the most of the event:

  • Dust off your models and hang your most recent boards
  • Splash out for the 6:30 pm slot and serve drinks
  • Consider a Pecha Kucha format and invite in outside specialists
  • Concentrate on one or two key messages
  • Use the event as a pretext for an office cleanup
  • Nothing tells the story better than performance data; if you’ve got some, share it.
  • Engage junior staff with opportunities to present
  • Serve high tea with china cups, cakes and scones
  • The proof is in the pudding – communicate your track record
  • Remember to invite your clients

For further information, contact Sarah Yates

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