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 2021 Re-materializing Housing Workshop
Contents Report
Academic Body Members
Tom Bloxham
Founder and Chairman, Urban Splash, Manchester, United Kingdom
Tom Bloxham is the founder and chairman of the award- winning regeneration company Urban Splash. Founded in 1993 with architect Jonathan Falkingham, Urban Splash has taken part in over sixty transformation projects in urban centres across the United Kingdom, including Manchester, Leeds and Sheffield. Urban Splash’s work has been recognised with over 440 awards in the fields of architecture, urban regeneration and design. In 2016, they started House by Urban Splash, a modular housing concept that adapts to the needs of every homeowner. In 2019, Japan’s biggest housebuilder Sekisui House and Homes England invested and is currently being rolled out across the United Kingdom. Bloxham also holds various positions in institutions, such as the Manchester International Festival, where he serves as a chairman, the Barbican Foundation and the Manchester United Foundation where he is a trustee. In 1999, Bloxham was awarded an MBE for his services to Architecture and Urban Regeneration.
Anna Heringer
Founder and Director, Studio Anna Heringer, Laufen, Germany
Anna Heringer views architecture as a tool to improve lives. As an honorary professor of the UNESCO Chair of Earthen Architecture, Building Cultures and Sustainable Development, her work focuses on the uses of natural building materials. Heringer is actively involved in development aid in Bangladesh, which includes her work onthe METI School in Rudrapur, winner of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture in 2007, and, over the years, Studio Anna Heringer has expanded to include development projects across Asia, America, Africa and Europe. As a lecturer, she has given conferences for globally-recognised institutions such as TED and has served as visiting professor at Harvard University, Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich (ETH Zürich) and Die Technische Universität München (TU Münich). Heringer has also received numerous honors, such as the Global Award for Sustainable Architecture, Harvard University’s Loeb Fellowship and an OBEL Award.
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