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Bristol 2024 - Design West

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🧱 The Line up 🧱

Andy Macintosh from Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios

Andy is an expert in residential and urban mixed-use projects and has recently been leading on the Brabazon, a major new residential community on the edge of Bristol.

As one of Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios sustainability champions, Andy has led environmental research projects both within the practice and with the UK Green Building Council. He has a Masters in Environmental Design and played a key role in the One Brighton ‘One Planet Living’ community and Peabody’s Retrofit for the Future projects, which have set new standards in environmental design.

Dr Maria Gasparian from Maria Gasparian Studio

Award winning ceramic artist, designer and architect Dr Maria Gasparian will discuss Cabot Circus - a covered shopping centre in the Broadmead area of Bristol.

Opened in 2008, the masterplan for this mixed-use scheme was developed by Chapman Taylor architects. The buildings forming the centre of the scheme were designed by five architects within the practice to ensure individuality and character, while responding to the historical context of the city. With an undulating glass roof covering the streets below, the buildings share a pallet of materials with brick tying these together.

While working at Chapman Taylor, Maria was responsible for the design and detailing of one of the five buildings in the scheme.

The talk will cover the journey from sketches to completion, choice of materials and the integration of artwork into the scheme.

Fifteen years since opening the centre is a thriving attractive destination. The longevity and aesthetics of bricks as a material is in focus as these contribute to sustainable buildings and spaces.

Joy Stone & Louis Lane from Alec French Architects

Joy and Louis will share thier love of bricks and how they embrace context through the choice of brick and its detailing.

They’ll look at how bricks continue to shape Bristol’s identity by focusing on recently completed AFA projects and emerging designs.

Project showcase: Wapping Wharf (Phase 1)

Wapping Wharf Phase I is an award-winning mixed-use scheme comprising 194 apartments and 10 retail units incorporating Gaol Ferry Steps, a new street connecting Cumberland Road to Museum Street. As an exemplar development in the National Design Guide, it is praised for its relationship to Grade II Listed buildings within the Conservation Area. The use of brick was a key contributor in creating a unique sense of place which has evolved to becoming a vibrant city harbourside community and destination.