The Building Centre

Today… with my school gang, I toodled off down to the West End to visit the Building Centre, a permanent exhibition and information hot bed for the design andconstruction industry. Its been around for about seventy years and according to the faculties literiture ‘it has remained at the heart of the industry and today plays host to many important events, receiving more than 100,000 visitors and delegates throughout the year’.
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The place basically covers everything you can thing of that you would require when involved witharchitecture and design, construction and planning, home improvement, DIY and self build.

Today we took in a 30 minute presentation of Formica… thats laminate and plastic coveings for us normal people, which I for one found highly interesting and amazingly UN – boring… I dont get how they managed to make sheet veneer look so cool, innovative and fabulous… but then the Building Centre has had 70 years of practice.

Totally free, Id say this place is worth a look.

The Building Centre
26 Store Street
London
WC1E 7BT
Tel: 020 7692 4000

Events

Civilizing Spaces
Improving London’s Public Realm
12 September – 8 October 2005
Engineering Club Lecture: The aerodynamics of bicycles
23 September 2005 Mike Burrows
Capital Health Seminar: Can buildings make you feel better?
18 October 2005
Capital Health Seminar: The role of design in controlling infection
20 October 2005
Capital Health Lecture: Art in hospitals
31 October 2005
Capital Health Seminar:The New Health Care Architecture
8 November 2005
Concrete Elegence Lecture: Engineered Precast Elegance – refinement, rigour
9 November 2005

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