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Breakfast Briefing with White Arkitekter: The role of timber in sustainable city transformation

09 May 2024
The Timber Stage
Fringe , The Timber Stage

Timber construction is often seen as a universal remedy to the climate crisis, but there is no magic bullet. In this session hosted by White Arkitekter we will explore the place for timber within major urban development schemes, with perspectives from 3 leading developers from the UK and Sweden who are pushing the boundaries of large-scale development with their commitment to sustainability.

White Arkitekter will present their involvement in the Wood City project together with landowner and developer Atrium Ljungberg, as part of the long-term regeneration of the Sickla area in southern Stockholm. Under the premise of ‘right material in the right place’, we will compare the varying development contexts of Stockholm and London to question: what is the role of timber in sustainable city transformation?


Anna Lisa McSweeney, Architect - White Arkitekter
Jamie Quinn, Head of Sustainability - Related Argent
Jeremy Walker, Head of Design - Human Nature Places
Maria Hammarstan, Urban innovation manager - Atrium Ljungberg
Oskar Norelius, Partner - White Arkitekter
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