Inspiring places: The Sky Garden

This week the ‘Sky Garden’ on 20 Fenchurch Street was opened to the public. Billed as the “UK’s tallest public park” the garden offers uninterrupted views across London, from the 35th floor of London’s newest iconic skyscrapper. Designed by renowned Uruguayan architect Rafael Viñoly and owned and operated by Land Securities and the Canary Wharf … Continue reading “Inspiring places: The Sky Garden”

Inspiring places: Chiltern Hills Gateway Centre

The centre is located in the beautiful Chiltern Hills at Dunstable Downs and provides a unique experience and facilities for those visiting the Chiltern Hills landscape. Commissioned by Bedfordshire County Council in partnership with The National Trust, the centre replaced an undistinguished kiosk snack bar with basic visitor facilities. The building incorporates a number of … Continue reading “Inspiring places: Chiltern Hills Gateway Centre”

People & Places: RSPB Saltholme Visitors Centre, Teesside

RSPB Saltholme Visitor Centre provides a beautiful wildlife viewing experience, on a former industrial site. The Centre was designed to promote sustainable practice as well as encourage visitors to learn more about sustainability. This is definitely portrayed in the final design which actually achieved a BREEAM Excellent rating back in 2010. The building itself incorporates … Continue reading “People & Places: RSPB Saltholme Visitors Centre, Teesside”

Inspiring places: The Crystal – a Sustainable Cities Initiative by Siemens

Cities account for the biggest share of energy consumption, CO2 emissions and environmental impact, half the world’s population already lives in cities, and the number of city dwellers is rapidly growing. Extensive research has been carried out by Siemens in order to help cities identify and understand new urban challenges and highlight workable solutions. The … Continue reading “Inspiring places: The Crystal – a Sustainable Cities Initiative by Siemens”

Inspiring places: The Centre for Alternative Technology- inspire, inform, enable

The Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) based in Mid Wales overlooks Snowdonia National Park and offers visitors the chance to explore 7 acres of interactive displays and organic gardens and enjoy the enchanting natural surroundings. CAT’s eco house demonstrates simple ideas and ways to make a household more sustainable through effective waste management, buying local … Continue reading “Inspiring places: The Centre for Alternative Technology- inspire, inform, enable”