Waste Not, Want Not

Date: Monday 20th June   Time: 18:00-19:00   Location: Online (MS Teams) and in-person (Cullinan Studio, London)

Cullinan Studio to showcase the ZAP project, a collaborative project with ASBP, BOST, Mace and Morgan Sindall, at the London Festival of Architecture.

The world’s resources are finite, yet we continue to live in a throwaway economy. Every year, humanity uses 100 billion tonnes of stuff, with more than 90% of it made from virgin material taken from the earth’s surface.

In this cross-disciplinary show and tell, learn how the Marlborough Sports Garden is using Circular Economy principles to steer away from our take, make, waste culture to create a free community amenity for Londoners, improving everyone’s health and wellbeing.

The Marlborough Sports Garden is a rare outdoor space providing much-needed access to physical activity, sport, and leisure pursuits. A new community hub building will help the Bankside Open Spaces Trust (BOST) to realise its vision of a state-of-the-art mixed sports facility that is freely available to everyone, but in particular local school pupils and those who are living in poverty.

BOST and the design team are united in their ambition to make the hub as carbon neutral and circular economy compliant as possible, from the materials used to build the community facility, to the operation of the café and sports activities.

This debate will delve into the practicalities and potential hurdles on the road to delivering a truly circular project.


  • Kevin Goh, Project Director, Cullinan Studio, will give an introduction to the circular economy topic and the project.
  • Tim Wood, Chair of Trustees, BOST (project client) will explain why circular principles are important to BOST.
  • Ian Hamilton, Associate, Engenuiti (structural engineer for the project), will discuss the circularity influence on structural, material choices
  • Katherine Adams, Technical and Research Associate, ASBP (leading the ZAP project of which Marlborough Sports Garden is a case study, will show how we can tackle the plastic problem through research, and what are we learning.

The event will be broadcast live via Microsoft Teams, with a limited number of in-person places at Cullinan Studio’s office in Islington.

Key information

  • Date: Monday 20th June 2022
  • Time: 18:00-19:00
  • Cost: FREE, registration essential
  • Location: Hybrid event – In-person at the Cullinan Studio Offices in London and online via MS Teams



Find out more about the ZAP Project here.

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