Architecture has a considerable impact on both our lives and, of course, our towns and cities. The Brits’ love for architecture inflates year-on-year with new landmarks hitting our skyline and changing metropolises’ aesthetics. This is the case for RIBA’s new centre located on Liverpool’s Waterfront, RIBA North. The freestanding building pays homage to its background of black aesthetics on Liverpool’s Mann Island and acts as a key part of the city’s cultural offering. Designed by Matt Brook, RIBA North intends to educate more people on how architecture has an influence on all our lives. For more information on RIBA’s new offering, turn to page 30.
Meanwhile on pages 14 and 40, the Brits’ admiration for all things Dutch extends from our interiors out of doors with the design and build of a state-of-the-art car parking facility in the district of Zutphen and an outstanding eco-friendly academy in the Netherlands’ Groningen quarter. The Energy Academy Europe has been built on the Zernike Campus Groningen and has set itself on a path towards a CO2-neutral status. To find out more about this academy, turn to page 14. Whilst on page 40, you can find out more about Zutphen’s up-to-the-minute car parking facility.
Elsewhere in this issue, Kemper System looks at the benefits of wet-on-wet vs wet-on-dry roofing applications, Remeha reports on its future-proofed heating system at London’s Royal Academy of Arts and A-SAFE talks designing in safety.
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