You are currently viewing an archive site of the LFA’s 2023 Festival. For our current website click here.

LAUNCH EVENT: Craft Not Carbon Pavilion

07 June 2023

17:30 -19:30

Join us for the launch event for the Craft Not Carbon Pavilion.

Designed by Webb Yates Engineers in collaboration with Studio Saar and Xylotek, with support from PIVETEAUBOIS, Gang-Nail/ITW Construction Products and HUB, the Craft Not Carbon pavilion, featuring a woven canopy, seeks new ways of thinking about structures. Responding to challenges of our time, it questions ‘is local material, craft and maintenance a viable solution for the future of construction?’

The team behind the project will discuss the above question and the conception of the Pavilion:

Steve Webb, Director, Webb Yates Engineers
Ananya Singhal, Co-Founder, Studio Saar
Andrew King, Development Director, Xylotek

The panel will be moderated by India Block, Deputy Editor at Disegno.

17:30 - 18:00 Arrival & Networking
18:00 - 18:10 Welcome from Lydia Lee, Assistant Director of Culture and Regeneration at London Borough of Bromley
18:10 - 18:50 Panel Discussion with Webb Yates & team behind the Pavilion
18:50 - 19:00 Q&A
19:00 - Networking

With the Borough of Bromley joining the festival as a key destination for the first time, and community charity Crystal Palace Park Trust taking over the regeneration of the park, the location is ideal to champion the power of community maintenance and craftsmanship to create a social and material common place of gathering.

The project brings ideas from a new learning/cultural centre in India created by Studio Saar with Webb Yates Engineers, and echoes Joseph Paxton’s temporary iron structure located on the site for the 1851 Great Exhibition, which itself challenged the future of construction.



If you book onto an event you'll be providing your information directly to the event organiser rather than to the LFA and their privacy policy will apply.


Webb Yates Engineers

Twitter: @WebbYates
Instagram: @webbyates

Share this event:


Image: Model of Craft Not Carbon Pavilion, by model maker and photographer, Maz Weineck.


Brown & Green Life

Brown & Green Life, Thicket Road, London SE20 8DS
SE20 8DS


Wheelchair accessible
Level Access and Automatic Doors (or No Doors)
Mobility Impaired Walker
Assistance dogs welcome
Accessible toilet
On-Site Parking

More events from Webb Yates Engineers