Facing Up To Rising Sea Levels Touring Exhibition

Touring Exhibition

Facing Up To Rising Sea Levels Touring Exhibition Event

Thursday 13 May 2010

Facing Up To Rising Sea Levels

This exhibition is the result of a joint project between RIBA Building Futures and the Institution of Civil Engineers to scrutinise the current practice of coastal flood management in the urban context.

This is a think-piece designed to provoke longer-term thinking about sea level-rise and its implications. Coastal cities have the most acute problem: one tidal flood event can ruin people´s homes and critical infrastructure. The problems and challenges posed by future population growth, urban migration patterns and housing demand will fall predominantly on cities, exaggerating the problem further.

This exhibition forecasts three different attitudes towards flooding policy, and visualises these scenarios in the future. Some of proposals are extremes – they need to be in order to tackle the scale of the problem. Will we chose to retreat, defend or attack?

Following the success of our initial exhibition at the Building Centre in January, the ‘Facing Up to Rising Sea Levels’ exhibition has been touring the country, and will now return for a final viewing in London. Please join us for a private view of the final leg of the ‘Facing up to Rising Sea Levels’ exhibition which will take place at Alan Baxter Associates, 75 Cow Cross Street, Farringdon, EC1M 6EL, London, on Thursday 13th May from 6-9pm. Alongside the exhibition Ben Adams Architects, Fraher Architects, Baca Architects and Rondaywinkelaar Architects from the Netherlands will present their designs around flooding and living with water. Light refreshments will be provided.

Ewan Willars, Head of policy RIBA
David West, Studio Egret West
Ben Adams, Ben Adams Architects
Robert Barker/Richard Coutts, Baca Architects
Joe Fraher, Fraher Architects

This event is free but you must reserve your place, email BuildingFutures@inst.riba.org

Start Date:

Thursday 13 May 2010 6.00pm

End Date:

Thursday 13 May 2010 9.00pm

Event Address:

Alan Baxter & Associates LLP

75 Cowcross Street, London, , EC1M 6EL, United Kingdom

Event fee:



Institution of Civil Engineers and RIBA Building Futures, with Alan Baxter & Associates LLP