UPDATE: The Eco Home Pavilion (formerly The Paternoster Pavilion)

What is it?

A temporary structure exploring innovative ways to address the impact of buildings on the environment.

What do we imagine when we think of an eco-house? An insulated, solar-powered new-build? An old building recycled for a new use?  The Worshipful Company of Chartered Architects (WCCA) launched a competition to build a temporary pavilion in the heart of the City of London to inspire people to consider the future of sustainable living.

The catalyst for the initiative has been the City of London’s Climate Action Strategy Group, along with the WCCA’s ongoing sustainability theme. The City has a history of enlightened patronage when it comes to environmental leadership and design – the square mile features some of the UK’s most advanced buildings and is home to world leaders in green finance. The WCCA aims to unite the two, while showcasing it's public activities and role in promoting high-quality architecture. 

The Design Competition 

While the brief was highly flexible, the starting point is the house – architects were asked to consider living, dining, kitchen, bedroom and circulation spaces. The challenge for applicants was to combine new thinking in architecture with the latest technologies to create a memorable, engaging structure. Possible challenges to address included local sourcing, efficient materials, low operational and embodied carbon, recyclability, reducing plastic waste, social health and well-being, or a combination of issues.

Latest Update on Eco Home 

Following the Open Call launched on the 13th October 2022, the submissions for Round 1 of the Eco Home Pavilion competition closed on 30th November. The Open Call was shared widely on NLA/LFA channels and was picked up by applicants via the RIBA and Architects’ Journals, as well as LFA newsletters and social media. 80 applications were received from a wide range of designers and collaborations, from recent graduates to established practices.
A shortlist of six teams was chosen. The shortlisted design teams had a month and an honorarium to work up a fully designed and costed proposal and present this for final judging on 31st January 2023.

DOUBLE CPD: Biophilic Design & Fire Testing Living Walls

A FREE online CPD presented by industry leading professionals from ANS Global
18 Apr 2023 6:00pm

Muyiwa Oki: the future - creative and irresistible

Talk + Networking Reception at Temple Bar London
24 Apr 2023 6:25pm

Architects' Company Spring Luncheon

To be held at Watermen's Hall. Lunch Sponsor: Williams Ironmongery
25 Apr 2023 12:30pm

Master's Overseas Trip - GENOA

Event Fully Booked
11 May 2023 10:00am

Advancing Sustainable Urbanisation in the Commonwealth: from talking the talk to walking the walk

with Peter Oborn, President, Commonwealth Association of Architects and member of the UN Habitat Stakeholder Advisory Group Enterprise (SAGE)
16 May 2023 1:00pm

WREN 300 Cycle Ride - Oxford to Cambridge

PLEASE NOTE: 125kms total - 60kms per day. Please submit expression of interest in this event below.
2 Jun 2023 8:00am

Quarterly Committee Day

13 Jun 2023 9:00am

Building High Performance Teams: How the Personal Cost of Leadership is Avoidable

A CPD talk given by Parag Prasad, ActionCOACH Director, taking place at Temple Bar London and online.
20 Jun 2023 1:00pm

Annual Awards Dinner

To be held at Apothecaries' Hall ** SAVE THE DATE **
12 Jul 2023 6:00pm

Quarterly Committee Day

12 Sep 2023 9:00am

Installation Church Service and Lunch

Annual Installation Service at St Lawrence Jewry and lunch at Carpenters' Hall **SAVE THE DATE**
26 Sep 2023 11:30am

Quarterly Committee Day

12 Dec 2023 9:00am

Annual Banquet

To be held at Haberdashers' Hall **SAVE THE DATE**
23 Jan 2024 6:30pm

Quarterly Committee Day

12 Mar 2024 9:00am

Spring Lunch

To be held at Bakers' Hall **SAVE THE DATE **
23 Apr 2024 12:30pm

Quarterly Committee Day

11 Jun 2024 9:00am

Annual Awards Dinner

To be held at Salters' Hall ** SAVE THE DATE **
18 Jul 2024 6:30pm

Quarterly Committee Day

10 Sep 2024 9:00am
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