The Cost of Everything, The Value of Nothing

To mark the end of the London Festival of Architecture 2018, De Ruyter has invited Dutch architect Sabine Hogenhout, to talk about the role of the architect in adding economical, social and environmental value.

De Ruyter Netwerk - Sabine Hogenhout
Rather than reducing cost, which is often seen as economical value, the role of the architect lies more often with increasing overall value of a building and site. This presentation will address how value is created in the redevelopment of one of London’s largest estates, Grahame Park by Mæ Architects. The 1960s estate will be redeveloped to create three neighbourhoods with associated parks, play areas, shops and facilities. The design promotes family housing in low to mid-rise buildings.

The lessons learnt from the initial work on Grahame Park, show that it is possible to add economical, social and environmental value through good architectural and urban design, whilst still working within tight cost constraints. A network of values is created that is seen as essential in the creation of places for people, and the creation of sustainable neighbourhoods.

Sabine Hogenhout
Sabine Hogenhout worked as an architect at several award-winning practices in the UK, The Netherlands, Germany and China. Gaining experience in residential, healthcare, educational, cultural and commercial sectors as well as the design of public space and urban planning.

Sabine studied at the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Technology in Eindhoven where she received an MSc in Architectural Design in 2006. She moved to London in 2009 to specialise in Environmental Design and Engineering at The Bartlett (University College London). Since then she has been working as an architect in London and is currently at Mæ architects. She has a special interest in environmental urban design and the impact of specific urban microclimates on the architecture and life in the cities.

The bar opens at 18:00, the talk starts at 19:00 and entrance is free but please RSVP via Eventbrite!

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