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Fostering Society: The future of architecture, engineering and design

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Date: Monday 26 February 2018
Venue: TD121 Hawthorn Campus

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Kulm Eispavillon in Switzerland - image

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Start your first day of Semester 1 with this creative presentation.

Swinburne's School of Design invites you to attend an exciting lecture, led by Richard Maddock, looking at the future of architecture, engineering and design.

The presentation will discuss structural properties of timber, and will cover three recent Foster + Partners’ timber projects:

  1. Crossrail Place in London
  2. Kulm Eispavillon in Switzerland
  3. The new Maggie’s Centre in Manchester.

It will also cover the firms recent research into bone structures and 3D printing off-world habitats for NASA.

Free entry; no registrations required.

Crossrail Place in London - image Maggie’s Centre in Manchester - image


Richard Maddock is an architect and engineer. He holds a degree in Computer Systems Engineering from the University of Tasmania, and for 12 years wrote software for companies such as Porsche, IBM, ANZ and CSIRO. After helping his parents build a new house and factory for their business, he turned his attention to architecture, receiving a Master of Architecture from The University of Melbourne. In 2014 he joined Foster + Partners in London as a member of the Specialist Modelling Group, where he is an Associate.

Richard Maddok - image

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