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RIBA Awards debate: does sustainability matter?

What makes an RIBA sustainability award winner – and what do this year’s winners say about the future of sustainable design?

Peter Clegg, founding partner with Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios, will discuss green design at the free British Architecture Now debate on Tuesday 25 June.

FCBS has won several RIBA national awards this year, and its library The Hive in Worcester achieved a sustainability award.

In addition, Andy Groarke, of Carmody Groarke, will give a talk on the forces shaping British Architecture now and in the future, and will also join the AJ’s star discussion panel.

Carmody Groarke has won a RIBA regional award and the RIBA London Small Project Award for The Filling Station, a cultural events space and restaurant in King’s Cross. Current projects include a major renovation of the Royal Horticulture Society’s headquarters in London.

Other British Architecture Now panellists include Edwin Heathcote, architecture and design critic for the Financial Times, and Sarah Featherstone, director at Featherstone Young.

Featherstone is chair of the jury for this year’s RIBA Yorkshire Awards. Featherstone Young’s Ty Hedfan house in Brecon won a RIBA National Award in 2011 and was shortlisted for the Manser Medal in the same year, while the practice’s Dellow Day Centre in Whitechapel was shortlisted for the 2012 Stephen Lawrence Prize.

Paul Finch, editorial director of the AJ, will chair the event, which is being held in association with Sapa Building System.

The evening event and drinks reception is free to attend and takes place on Tuesday 25 June from 6.30pm at RIBA, London. Book your place now.


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