ARCHITECT@WORK reaches higher than ever before with lofty ambitions to explore air and architecture when it returns to its physical format at London’s Truman Brewery for its 2022 edition. Visitors are invited to attend and meet 72 companies showing their innovations to the architecture and specifier markets, as well as partaking in the stellar line-up of talks for which the show is known.
The theme for the 2022 edition of ARCHITECT@WORK is Air & Architecture, which allows the talks programme to explore a range of different projects, places and experiences. Different sessions will touch upon how we breathe and what that means for our wellbeing, as well as the lungs of cities themselves. A wide variety of designers and experts will look at the spaces where we meet or exercise, and transport us high above the ground.
A key highlight for the talks programme will be a session on health and wellbeing that takes a look at air, space, materials and biophilia; considering how they are key to comfortable experiences that encourage better interactions within workspaces. This talk will feature the Morris+Company director Joe Morris, speaking alongside Francesca Brady of AirRated and rising star Anouska Anquetil who runs Aterre.
In another headline event, Julia Barfield of the Stirling Prize-nominated practice Marks Barfield will take us up higher and higher, as we take a look at projects that awe and inspire with unfettered views of natural landscapes or city vistas. Bridges, sky pools and lookout towers provide moments to take in our surroundings like never before.
The relationship between architecture and landscape plays a huge role in making the built environment more inhabitable and kinder to the environment and will be discussed by Eleanor Brough of Sarah Wigglesworth Architects, Katherine Erne from HTA and Joanna Simpson of Simpson Studio.
Peter Karn of Met Studio Design, Zoe Adeline-Lindop from AHMM and architect Guy Holloway will showcase ways that our desire to be active, mobile and interact with design manifest in buildings and shared cultural experiences. Similarly, Je Ahn from Studio Weave, Adam Scott of Freestate and Alpa Depani from Waltham Forest Council will focus on ever-popular draw of public space projects as good design is used to enliven places, with a greater emphasis on greenery, accessibility and neurodiversity.
And landscape designer Emily Erlam alongside Nile Bridgeman from Gatti Routh Rhodes will transport us to a world normally occupied by TV aerials and air-conditioning units, to explore the wonderful world of rooftops and all the opportunities they present.
Complementary catering is available in the lounge areas throughout the show.