Clearview National December 2015 - Issue 169 - Page 7

INDUSTRYNEWS The Thames Journey Aluminium authoritative body, the Council for Aluminium in Building (CAB) decided to celebrate its 21st Anniversary and 120 years of the use of aluminium in the construction of architecture. »»The Symphony sailed from Embankment Pier with over 230 leading architects, engineers and CAB members and guests on board. The aim of the journey was to highlight the long tradition of the use of aluminium in architecture. The compere for the evening was Professor Michael Stacey, Chair in Architecture, The Nottingham School of Architecture, The University of Nottingham and Michael Stacey Architects. Julia Barfield and David Marks described how they designed the London Eye, a project they invented. Originally, a temporary celebration of the millennium, the London Eye is now a permanent landmark on London’s skyline and is visited by four million people annually. Many of the Thameside projects discussed were based on existing buildings, which have been restored sympathetically yet enhance but well designed new elements, including Giles Gilbert Scotts two power stations