Engineering, Humanity and Rivers – a live webinar by Professor Chris Wise
Chris Wise is recognised as one of the most inventive engineers of his generation; his handiwork on the ‘wobbly’ Millennium Bridge while he was a director of Arup garnered huge public attention.
Chris is still helping create bold design solutions which improve public spaces on the banks of our rivers. His company, Expedition, engineered the Olympic Velodrome and the park-wide Sustainable Water Strategy in 2012.
Image above: Infinity Bridge, Stockton; Chris Wise
He studied the engineering challenges of the Drebbel, a wooden submarine rowed down the Thames in 1624, and has designed the multi-award winning Infinity Bridge, as well as the Diamond Jubilee Bridge.
Engineering, Humanity and Rivers is a look at some of the challenges of building on, under or near London’s tidal river to create beautiful and exciting spaces for people to enjoy.
Image above: Bridge to Chiswick Business Park designed by Chris Wise; photograph Jennifer Griffiths
As design Professor at Imperial, Yale and UCL, Chris is now the senior director at Expedition Engineering working with clients, and mentoring up-and-coming engineers.
Many will be familiar with Expedition Engineering’s work locally, as they designed the new footbridge to Chiswick Park, chosen as one of the ten best bridges in the world by Dezeen last year.
Where to find this webinar
This webinar is free, although any donations would be very gratefully received to support the work of Chiswick Pier Trust. Register for a free ticket here: eventbrite.co.uk/e/engineering-humanity-and-rivers
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