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How Low Can You Go? Making distinctive enjoyable underground spaces

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Francis Crick Institute

1 Midland Road

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NW1 1ST

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Making distinctive enjoyable underground spaces for living, working and learning

As land scarcity and growing urban density make basement construction an increasingly attractive option for a range of uses, we examine ways that architects and engineers have made deep underground spaces that provide the qualities required for the enjoyment of occupants – such as light, air, outlook and good access – or enable the building to meet specific functional requirements.

Among the case studies we will explore are PLP Architects’ Francis Crick Institute, Nicholas Hare Architects’ new UCL Student Centre and Gianni Botsford Architects’ recent ‘House in a Garden’.

Subjects covered will include:

  • Considering the psychology of building users below ground
  • Building close to the water table
  • Detailing complex junctions with light wells and drainage
  • Exploiting the advantages of below-ground conditions
  • Manipulating the section to provide light, air, and views

Speakers include:

  • Gianni Botsford, Director & Head of Design, Gianni Botsford Architects
  • Nick Carter, Director of Facilities and Infrastructure, The Francis Crick Institute
  • Alex Massingham, UK Technical Lead, RIW
  • Wayne McKiernan, Partner, PLP Architecture
  • Rob Partridge, Director, AKT II
  • David Tompson, Associate, Nicholas Hare Architects

Registrations opens at 08:30 with breakfast served. Opening presentations at 09:00.

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