Low Carbon Summer School

Low Carbon Summer School

Since 2016 Cynnal Cymru has welcomed staff and students from from North China University of Art and Architecture in China for our Low Carbon Summer School.

The students are given the opportunity to learn from leading lecturers and practitioners about sustainable low carbon architecture in the UK. As the country with groundbreaking legislation – the Well-being of Future Generations Act, Wales is the ideal place to visit to learn about sustainability from experts in the field.

The Summer School typically consists of 10 days in the Wales, Oxford and London – exploring cultural sites and impressive architecture such as the Museum of Welsh Life – St Fagans, the National Botanical Gardens, the Senedd and Wales Millennium Centre in Wales. Followed by a brief stopover in Oxford before the final week in London visiting world leading architectural firms such as Fosters and Partners as well as visiting London’s top design and architectural attractions such as the British Museum and Tate Modern.

During the visit the students receive lectures on site from academics from the Welsh School of Architecture as part of a live brief to design a low carbon house of the future based on what they had learnt and visited throughout their stay. The students then take part in a presentation, to share their work with a panel of judges. A winning team is chosen and awarded a prize..

The Summer School provides a fantastic cultural experience for the students and staff who visit as well as a live hands on experience of low carbon architecture and theory in the Wales and the UK.

If you would be interested in visiting Wales and the UK for a summer school please contact lynsey@cynnalcymru.com.