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Dezeen and Knauf launch Architecture Project Talks

Dezeen has partnered with Knauf to present Architecture Project Talks, a series of presentations by architects about key projects that involve historic structures, sustainable materials and digital reconstruction methods.


The three talks, which count towards continuing professional development (CPD) points for UK architects, feature Grade II*-listed community theatre Battersea Arts Centre, Stirling Prize-shortlisted Cork House and 168 Upper Street, a deliberately distorted replica of a Victorian terrace.

Read on for more information and to register for free to attend the talks.

Battersea Arts Centre grand hall. Photography is by Fred Howarth

Battersea Arts Centre by Haworth Tompkins
1:00pm London time on Friday 14 May 2021

Battersea Arts Centre is a community theatre that was renovated over the course of 12 years by UK architecture firm Haworth Tompkins.

The project’s architect Martin Lydon will discuss the design and delivery process, the challenges of working with a historic building and how the studio handled the fire that destroyed the building midway through its renovation.

Register for the Battersea Arts Centre webinar ›

Cork House by Matthew Barnett Howland Dido Milne and Oliver Wilton
Cork House by Matthew Barnett Howland, Dido Milne and Oliver Wilton

Cork House by Matthew Barnett Howland, Dido Milne and Oliver Wilton
1:00pm London time on Friday 11 June 2021

Located beside the River Thames in Berkshire, England, Cork House is a residential building made from sustainably sourced cork.

Matthew Barnett Howland and Dido Milne of CSK Architects collaborated with Bartlett professor Oliver Wilton to design the dwelling so that it could be easily dismantled for reuse or recycling.

Register for the Cork House webinar ›

168 Upper Street by Groupwork
168 Upper Street by Groupwork. Photography is by Tim Soar

168 Upper Street by Groupwork
1:00pm London time on Friday 2 July 2021

Amin Taha, founder of architecture studio Groupwork, and project architect Jason Coe will present on 168 Upper Street, a terrace corner that has a cast concrete facade punctuated with mismatched openings.

The pair will discuss the project’s use of concrete and how they digitally reconstructed the Victorian building that occupied the site before it was bombed in World War II.

Register for the 168 Upper Street webinar ›

Architecture Project Talks was produced by Dezeen in collaboration with Knauf, the world’s largest manufacturer of gypsum-based construction materials.

Their latest BBA certified ThroughWall system aims to provide a full interior-to-exterior fire-rated system from one source.

Sign up to Knauf’s mailing list via the webinar registration pages to hear more.

If you’re interested in sponsoring the next series of Architecture Project Talks, get in touch with our team at sales@dezeen.com.


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