Tuesday 25 May at 19.30 Engineering, Humanity and Rivers – a live webinar by Professor Chris Wise
Talks by the Thames has moved on-line with a programme of free webinars
Recognised as one of the most inventive engineers of his generation, and with his handiwork while a director of Arup on the ‘wobbly’ Millennium Bridge garnering huge public attention, Chris Wise 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; looked at the engineering challenges of the Drebbel, a wooden submarine rowed down the Thames in 1624, and has designed more bridges like 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.
In a related career also as a 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 10 best bridges in the world by Dezeen last year.
This webinar is free, although any donations would be very gratefully received to support the work of Chiswick Pier Trust.