Royal Gardens to host launch of Earth Awards' exhibition

by Search Gate staff. Published Mon 25 Jul 2017 20:07
Gardens at Clarence House will host sustainability exhibition

The Royal Gardens of Clarence and Lancaster House will this week host the launch of The Earth Awards exhibition, the global awards' competition dedicated to identifying viable designs for a more sustainable future.

The showcase will play an important part of HRH the Prince of Wales’ START exhibition, encouraging the UK public to take simple steps towards more sustainable living, and will commence with an exclusive reception attended by HRH the King of Malaysia, Patron of The Earth Awards.

The Earth Awards are the culmination of a global search for imaginative design ideas and cutting-edge sustainable innovations with nominees selected by a selection committee.

The committee boasts an unrivalled list of entrepreneurs, media personalities, designers, academics and environmentalists including Richard Branson, Diane Von Furstenberg, Philippe Starck, Sir Terrance Conran and Graydon Carter.

The Earth Awards exhibition at START will showcase the following market-ready innovations:

The Earth Awards Eco-villa UK by Louis Thompson
This 10 metre x 10 metre structure offers a prototype for the future in travel - the zero carbon emissions hotel suite.Using natural resources, Thompson has created walls out of straw bales which are then set with a mixture of local clay, mud and lime mortar to withstand a variable of weather and temperature conditions. Locally sourced chestnut, grown and milled at Lydney Park Estate in the Forest of Dean, is used for joining the house making the Eco-Villa easy to dissemble and recreate. The Eco-Villa UK is an exciting candidate for the 2015 Earth Awards and will be re-erected and used as an education centre at the end of START.

The Container Gallery
This salvaged sea container has been transformed into a gallery space exclusively for START. This highlight of the exhibition will showcase promising Earth Award 2015 candidates such as The Ecological Sequestration System (ESS) by Peter Head, The BrazilChair designed by Daniel Widrig and Ask Nature biomimicry by Janine Benyus which features Shark Paint and Solar Ivy. InterfaceFLOR will cover the floor of the container.

Organisers of the Earth Awards say they are delighted and honoured to be re-invited by HRH Prince of Wales to take part in the 2017 START exhibition following the success of the inaugural Earth Awards last year.

The debut Earth Awards ceremony was held at London’s Marlborough House, as part of the START Festival on 16th September 2010 and boasts an impressive 500 entries from 65 countries.

Entries were judged by the selection committee and the winners were announced at a gala evening on 16th September hosted by David de Rothschild. The winner of the 2010 Earth Awards was a photosynthetic foam developed by Professor David Wendell.

CEO of START, Joey Tabone, explained: "The Earth Awards has identified some of the most promising designs and technologies that address some of the biggest challenges of our time.

“Through our collaboration with The Earth Awards, we at START are proud to again be showcasing innovations from The Earth Awards in the gardens and look forward to a continued partnership”.

Nicole Ting Yap, Founder of The Earth Awards, said: “Following last year’s successful Awards and our collaboration with START, we are delighted to be presenting these wonderful designs in two of London’s most famous gardens. The Earth Awards is about challenging designers to produce ground-breaking sustainable design ideas and we very much look forward to announcing the details soon for the 2015 Earth Awards”

Sir Tom Shebbeare, Director of The Prince’s Charities Foundation, added: “We are delighted to have The Earth Awards exhibiting in the gardens of Clarence House and Lancaster House, highlighting the very best in sustainable design.”

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Comments about Royal Gardens to host launch of Earth Awards' exhibition

I attended the START Growing event at Clarence House ,being invited as part of the Rotary International Environment Group. I was very impres
malcolm whittley, oxborough, norfolk around 2 years, 4 months ago

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