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  • 01:00 - 21 January, 2011
CAFOD Headquarters / Black Architecture
CAFOD Headquarters / Black Architecture, © Tim Soar
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From the architect. CAFOD’s (Catholic Agency for Overseas Development) new headquarters adjacent to Pugin's listed St George's Cathedral in Southwark has been designed to be an exemplar of sustainable workplace design. The building was conceived to be intrinsically sustainable by balancing the three criteria that together comprise sustainable development:

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© Tim Soar

Social

The design of the building actively encourages people to meet and communicate with each other, improving information and knowledge sharing and creating a heart for the CAFOD community and their international team.

typical floor plan
typical floor plan

Economical

A radical innovation in workplace design is realised within the constraints of a limited budget demonstrating CAFOD’s “live simply” philosophy and their core charity function. The building design and material pallet is elegant, simple and efficient as opposed to opulent, extravagant or wasteful. The resultant scheme takes into account lifecycle running costs as well as construction capital.

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Environmental

Achieves an Excellent BREEAM rating through the integration of innovative building techniques and technologies.

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xyz. · March 06, 2012

@Amphius @princesfound so ultimately we agree design should be sustainable? socially,economically and environmentally. http://t.co/IEnvS95a.

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nulla · January 22, 2011

Clear and simple, very good work.

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KeSch · January 22, 2011

As well its nice that the definition of sustainability in this description is made in a broader sense, involving a social, economical and ecological notion.

KeSch · January 22, 2011

Nice one. Makes good use of the irregular shape of the site. The materials fit well, even though its a strong contrast to the existing brick structures around. Wood comes as a translator here between new and exsiting.

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I like the ceilings... It has a style...

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