Architects and scientists met in Aalborg, Denmark, on 25 October to celebrate cross-disciplinary ideas in the built environment and, specifically, Seratech’s solution for carbon-neutral concrete.
Concrete was on display and in discussion at the OBEL AWARD ceremony 2022 at the Utzon Centre in Aalborg, Denmark on 25 October 2022.
PhD students at Imperial College London Sam Draper and Barney Shanks have won the OBEL AWARD 2022 for their solution to make sustainable concrete. In front of a selection of the Seratech carbon-neutral concrete products, Draper and Shanks accepted the award and the trophy by artist Tomás Saraceno.
Adrian Forty, Emeritus Professor of Architectural History at the UCL in London, held a short lecture on concrete in the modern world – and how it became so rapidly indispensable and so deeply embedded in our cultural and mental landscape. If, he suggested, we are ever to wean ourselves off concrete, we might do well to understand better the nature of our dependency upon it.