'Forest of Fabrication' RIBA North: Event Series Announced - 25-09-2019


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We’re thrilled to announce dRMM’s timber-focused event series for the Forest of Fabrication exhibition, which re-opens in Liverpool this week in collaboration with RIBA North and the Building Centre.

The varied programme of talks, tours and networking meet-ups will collectively place timber under the spotlight as an innovative material, promoting its current and future exploration, experimentation and application. The series will explore timber as a problem-solving material, highlighting its successes when used imaginatively and creatively; it will also discuss the role of timber as a material champion for sustainability.

The programme will bring together key timber construction industry players from the north of the UK, helping to broaden the national discussion on timber research and application. On-site tours and lectures will also provide participants with new opportunities to learn about dRMM’s long-standing commitment to innovative and sustainable building.


Meet the Architect
Friday 11 October 2019
1pm – 2pm
A public exhibition tour looking at key themes and principles in dRMM projects.

CLT Master Class
TBC – date in October
A cross-panel seminar on everything you wanted to know about designing and building in cross-laminated timber.

Maggie’s Oldham in Context
Wednesday 23 October 2019
3pm – 5pm
A tour of dRMM’s award-winning building Maggie’s Oldham, highlighting architectural considerations and material innovations that place visitors’ needs at the forefront of design.

Meet the Architect
Friday 8 November 2019
1pm – 2pm
A public exhibition tour looking at key themes and principles in dRMM projects.

Pavilion in Timber: Potential of Density  
Wednesday 13 November 2019
12pm – 6:30pm
A half-day symposium exploring sustainable use of land and materials, with contributions from architects, suppliers and academics.

RISE Panel Discussion
Tuesday 26 November 2019
Time TBC
A female-led panel discussion looking at the state of the architectural profession in a time of great environmental, political and social change.

Meet the Architect
Friday 17 January 2020
1pm – 2pm
A public exhibition tour looking at key themes and principles in dRMM projects.

Building a Sustainable Future – Timber as a Whole-Life Product
Thursday 30 January 2020
5.30pm – 7.30pm
A panel discussion exploring the opportunities and challenges of sourcing, using and reusing timber in the increasingly conscientious construction industry.

Forest of Fabrication Closing Plenary
Wednesday 26 February 2020
5.30pm – 7.30pm
dRMM are joined by local and international speakers to discuss the future of timber buildings and the innovations driving the industry.

The Forest of Fabrication exhibition will be open from the
27th September 2019 until the 29th February 2020.
Entry is free.

Venue Details
Address: RIBA North, 21 Mann Island, Liverpool L3 1BP
Contact: ribanorth@riba.org
Opening times: Tuesday – Saturday 10am-5pm
RIBA North will be closed during the winter holiday break.