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BREAKING GROUND | A Regenerative Approach

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article thumb - Invitation to architecture exhibition: BREAKING GROUND | A Regenerative Approach

Invitation to architecture exhibition: BREAKING GROUND | A Regenerative Approach


‘Breaking Ground’ is a provocation to the public on how we might explore more sustainable, regenerative, and inclusive design.

Date & time

Ongoing from 17 March 2023 to 31 March 2023

BREAKING GROUND | A Regenerative Approach
Day Date Start & end times

Event Details

Address:The Africa Centre
66 Great Suffolk St

Post code:SE1 0BL

Tickets:Free to visit!

Telephone:020 8004 6436

Open hours:Tuesday to Saturday 10 am–6 pm

Sunday 10 am–4 pm


How does architecture respond to our climate and ecological emergencies? How does urban design respond to women’s safety and community cohesiveness?

Gbolade Design Studio are celebrating 5 years of practice and ‘Breaking Ground’ is set up as a provocation to the public. We are living with the consequences of an extractive design and construction system. How must we now act to become responsible and inclusive stewards of our future.

The exhibition explores five key themes using the practices’ projects which adopt sustainable and regenerative approaches to respond to some of these pressing issues in society. Themes include; city-shaping, retrofit, net-zero homes, community-building, and innovation in construction.

The exhibition itself has been designed to be as sustainable and regenerative as possible, with recyclable boards being used and an after-exhibition reuse plan. The practice has chosen to work with local businesses and suppliers including printers, plant suppliers, and catering companies.

The venue, The Africa Centre, was selected due of it’s close proximity to Southwark Station, with the practice encouraging all visitors to use public transport, rather than driving, wherever possible.

The exhibition has been designed with hopes to inspire the next generation of built environment specialists to challenge ideas of what a regenerative future might be. To this end, Gbolade Design Studio have arranged school tours with local primary schools.


By Bus:139, 21, 344 and 63

By Tube:District, Jubliee and Northern

By Train:Great Northern, South Western Railway and Thameslink



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