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Architect Carmel Wade to Speak at 'Rethinking Timber for a Better Tomorrow' - Melbourne

Carmel Wade Architect
Christchurch-based architect, Carmel Wade, will discuss sustainable principles in architecture at the upcoming MPavilion event: Rethinking Timber for a Better Tomorrow

Carmel Wade is a New Zealand Architect, specialising in educational design and currently working at Stephenson & Turner in Christchurch.

As part of the Canterbury earthquake rebuild, Carmel was involved with the ‘Vodafone InnoV8’ Building’ which was an anchor project in the rebuild. Carmel was the Construction Phase Project Architect who led the team to deliver a green star rated design.

This building was an exciting opportunity to see sustainable principles employed in practice. Building on this experience, Carmel is exploring ways of combining regenerative and sustainable design in her future projects.

As a leading member of Learning Environments Australasia in New Zealand, Carmel’s main focus is on improving the educational experience for students and schools affected by the Canterbury earthquakes.

Engaging with local communities and their cultural narratives through the design process has been both a rewarding and positive outcome for the schools.

Carmel is committed to ensuring that architecture responds positively to its time and place, through authentic cultural expression, and includes creative design that bring joy to the spaces we inhabit.

Event Details

  • Date: 4 December 2018
  • Time: 17:30 - 19:30
  • Venue: MPavilion, Queen Victoria Gardens, St Kilda Road, Melbourne

More information here

The M Pavillion Vulcan Screening Abodo Wood 1

The stunning new MPavilion in the Royal Botanic Gardens in Melbourne showcases the striking lines of Abodo's Vulcan eco-timber screening.

  • Timber distributor - Britton Timbers Australia
  • MPavilion photography - John Gollings
  • Timber finish by Resene