Aluminium: Sympathetic & Powerful – Towards Sustainable Cities

Towards Sustainable Cities is a research programme, quantifying the in-use benefits of aluminium in architecture and the built environment. 

Aluminium Sympathetic and Powerful is the fifth and final report in the Towards Sustainable Cities (TSC) series.

An invited audience of architects, designers, engineers, artists, fabricators and aluminium industry leaders were all brought together at the Towards Sustainable Cities Symposium, which was held in Kew Gardens, London, in October 2016. Audience views on the use of aluminium in durable, recyclable, sustainable buildings form part of this final report in the series.

Towards Sustainable Cities Symposium at Kew Gardens

Professor Michael Stacey’s interview with Wolfgang Buttress, discussing The Hive, an impressive award-winning aluminium installation at Kew Gardens.

Funded by the International Aluminium Institute, the Towards Sustainable Cities programme was undertaken by Michael Stacey Architects with KieranTimberlake and the Architecture and Tectonics Research Group [ATRG] of The University of Nottingham, UK.

Other publications in the series include: Aluminium and Durability, Aluminium Recyclability and Recycling, Aluminium Life Cycle Thinking, and Aluminium: Flexible and Light – all of which are available to download on the right.