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“Directed by the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland and working with a wide range of partners, the Festival of Architecture 2016 is designed to be an engaging, inclusive and Scotland-wide celebration. The festival is a key part of the 2016 Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design” – David Dunbar, Chair, Festival of Architecture 2016

Russwood are proud to play a part in the increasing amount and quality of timber-clad buildings in Scotland and are delighted to be supporting the Festival of Architecture 2016 through event sponsorship.

Urban Expeditions (17th April – 31st December) – Sponsored by Russwood

Urban Expeditions is being run by Scottish Ecological Design Association (SEDA) to explore and explain key issues of contemporary sustainable design through running and cycling routes. Running routes of about one hour duration (around 10km) and cycle routes around two hours (30km) wil showcase and explain each cities best architecture and explain some of the sustainability issues behind them. Well researched and tested routes will be clearly mapped with accompanying notes, distributed via paper and internet. To tie in with the focus cities, SEDA will run a guided event within the cities focus month. Find out more about this event here >

Pop-up Cities Expo (21st June – 17th July) – Sponsored by Wood for Good

Pop-up Cities builds on the universal success of temporary pavilions and the popularity of the present-day pop-up phenomenon. Entrants were asked to prepare proposals that would represent Edinburgh on a world stage, showcase the city including its World heritage status, and reflect the location of the pavilion at the Mound. Edinburgh’s entry was designed by local practice, Konishi Gaffney, who’s innovative design is based on a folded origami form (see image below). Russwood are proud to have sponsored the Scotlarch® cladding for this project. Find out more about the expo, here > and see the images below.

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