Low Carbon Summer School

Low Carbon Summer School

In August 2016 Cynnal Cymru welcomed 40 staff and students from China for our first Low Carbon Summer School. The Architecture students from North China University of Art and Architecture were passionate about sustainability and interested to learn from lecturers and practitioners about sustainable low carbon architecture in the UK. As the country with groundbreaking legislation – the Wellbeing of Future Generations Act, Wales is the ideal place to visit to learn about sustainability from experts in the field.

The Summer School consisted of 10 days in Wales – 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 while receiving lectures on site from academics from the Welsh School of Architecture. Throughout their time in Wales the students and staff were split into groups for their project work which consisted of designing a low carbon house of the future based on what they had learnt and visited in Wales. The students then presented their work to a panel of experts and a winner was chosen.

The students and staff then spent a week in London visiting world leading architectural firms such as Fosters and Partners and visiting London’s top tourist attractions.

It was a great experience for many of the students and staff who had not visited the UK before and who benefited greatly in getting an understanding 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 megan@cynnalcymru.com.