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Enriching the city: Wrapping public art around carpark facades

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Enriching the city: Wrapping public art around carpark facades


April 17th, 2023

Session Synopsis

Traditionally overlooked as inherently utilitarian, carparks are emerging from the shadows. As numerous examples over recent times have shown, well-designed structures of this kind have much to offer in terms of aesthetic appeal, with the potential to become significant urban artworks.

Beyond their functional requirements, they present architects with real opportunities to express themselves and reflect the identity of an area or specific project. They can improve the urban environment, enhance user experience, increase property values, and more.

In most of these examples, the façade is the key. The various materials and product types now available make bespoke carpark design a viable architectural option.

At the same time, as with all work of this scale, such projects require planning. They require consideration of a range of factors like the effects of wind on the façade and bracing requirements. And they require effective collaboration between client, builder, consultant and architects.

This CPD Live session examines these issues and more. Drawing on real life examples, our speakers outline the keys to the successful design and delivery of bespoke carpark façades.

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