That sounds promising and a good point from Thornton..!
Just using the hackneyed term "greenest building" says it all...... it's the same old story.... the Modern Project's last hurrah more like. Putting greenery inside this building won't make it green. Let's see how they present the embodied carbon and in-use carbon figures... the whole life carbon figures even.... It is big and shiny though
So the option of building reuse is ignored? The option of de-construction is ignored? The GLA's recommendations on introducing closed-loop Circular Economy principles are ignored? So it's business (plan) as usual 1987 style..... What Climate & Ecological emergency? Again why sign up to Architects Declare if one churns out the same old resource hungry short-termism quick buck making solutions? You know we can do better than this.
That's all rather old school - Instead of " flatten and replace" try "adapt, extend" or if you can't get that working for you try "de-construct, reuse, or recycle" as a last resort... But stop throwing useful resources away.. #Retrofitfirst
I'm not in the position to give up on humankind and the ecosystems we are currently destroying. I believe we will lose a lot of amazing stuff, but the natural world constantly bounces back given half a chance...... and I think we owe it to younger people not to give up. Imagine being 10 years old and hearing you (Number five?), David Chipperfield et al saying that the situation is hopeless. Step up I say....