The theme of  Engage’s 2016 Annual Conference is set to be a subject virtually unknown and unheard of in Liverpool – biophilic design. However Birmingham has become the UK’s first city among an international group of Biophilic Cities. We hope to encourage our city to catch up with these new ideas.

Oliver Heath one of the top practitioners in England has agreed to be our keynote speaker.

The date has been fixed for Wednesday June 22nd from 5.30pm – 7.30pm hopefully at Exchange Station, Tithebarn Street. It will take place during IFB2016 as part of The Edge fringe event running alongside the IFB Conference.

A significant article was published in the Guardian on 15.02.16 about Liverpool’s new Royal Hospital which is perhaps one example we have in the city of potential biophilic design. However the new Alder Hey incorporates many of these principles. Engage hopes to publicise these examples and ask the question why we don’t have more new buildings that are designed with nature and natural light at the core of the building’s design?

Can Liverpool’s new hospital make the whole city healthier and wealthier? The Guardian 15.02.16

Human Spaces Report: Unique Research into Biophilic Design

Biophilic Design: The Architecture of Life –  Ambius video

10 of the Best Biophilic Designed Buildings – Design/Curial 18.03.15