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01.10.15 CAB Thames Journey

Starting and ending at Embankment Pier on 1 October 2015, the Symphony  navigated the Thames to North Greenwich and back via Battersea. Leading architects and engineers  discussed their projects, the collaborative process and materials essential in the delivery of excellence in the form of high quality architecture, when the projects  were in view. The CAB Thames Journey was a three-dimensional discussion of architecture and the city, in essence a review of the city, coordinated by Professor Michael Stacey. Specific topics were covered, for example, the role of tall buildings in contemporary cities and the changing nature of the role of the river Thames in London. The architecture included proposed schemes, projects under construction, as well as completed projects. In 2015 we are celebrating 120 years of the use of aluminium in the construction of architecture. Aluminium has become the background material of contemporary architecture, flexible by design and durable – a servant of sustainability. Aluminium is now a vital component of the backdrop to the river Thames. #CAB_ThamesJourney and download the map: CAB Thames Journey Map_A2_200dpi_1 October 2015 Image right: Foster & Partners sketch of Millennium Bridge