Pioneering the Potential

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Pioneering the Potential:
Natural Building Materials across the Weald & Downland

A symposium and projects tour hosted by Fourth Door Research in Lewes, Sussex.

A full day introduction to natural building materials featuring a morning symposium and afternoon coach tour visiting projects, and demonstrating Sussex’s pioneering natural building materials role and potential.

Symposium at Depot 09.00 to12.00 at Depot, followed by a projects tour 12 to 18:00

Seminar  speakers include:
Anthony Thistleton - WaughThistleton Architects, the leading Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) architects

Craig White – from Bristol’s White Design and co-creator of Modcell straw cassette wall panels, on the expanding the range of Bio-based material

David Saunders - from the Flimwell Woodland Enterprise Centre, pioneer of Sussex based timber building materials

Cany Ash - AshSakula Architects on their exemplar natural building materials housing and integrating green roof garden terraces at scale.

Ben Bosence - Barcombe’s Local Works new experiments in local materials,

Projects tour:
Lunch at Flimwell Woodland Enterprise Centre, plus visits to the Tobias Green Community project by Nicolas Pople Architects, and to In-Wood Developments, leaders in the making of locally sourced timber-based construction materials.

The coach will return to Lewes Station by 18.00.
Cost £50.00 for full day symposium and projects visit (including lunch and coach tour)  £20 student concession, and a limited number of free tickets for Lewes residents.


Fri 12 July