Last night Pollard Thomas Edwards Architects, held a pub quiz as part of Green Sky Thinking
It was a full house, attended by more than 60 architects, engineers and sustainability consultants. As I arrived I was struck by the fun atmosphere about the place. They’d shipped in some grass and strawbales, and there was a band playing, creating an atmosphere reminiscent of a country pub. But this was not a country pub – it was in the basement of PTEa’s office.
I’d assembled myself a team of what I hoped were learned individuals, and paired together with the Passivhaus Trust, we thought we were pretty clued up on the latest goings on in green building.
It all began with a picture round. Tested on our knowledge of sustainable architecture from Walter Segal’s house in Highgate to Wilkinson Eyre’s Crystal, we were quietly confidant. The following rounds on ‘Green Gurus’ and ‘Green Regulation’ could have been tricky – but with a good mix of knowledge in our team we didn’t come too unstuck.
It was when we got to the ‘Green World’ round, that things got a bit more difficult. Questions like ‘what is the population of Greenland?’ had both us, and the rest of the room slightly stumped. We thought we could have lost , but as the results were announced one-by-one we became more and more confident. And then it became clear – we had won the PTEa Green Sky Thinking pub quiz!
The pub quiz event was a great change to the usual programme of interesting talks which happen during Green Sky Thinking. It was a social occasion, giving a chance to learn what other people in the industry are doing but in an informal setting. Let’s hope for a re-run next year!