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Building the Future zone

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Event schedule details

Saturday 17 & Sunday 18 June


Event location details

Business School (Lower Ground)

Imperial College London (main college entrance)

From green concrete to permeable pavements that soak up excess rain water, make sure to visit our Building the Future zone to learn about new materials and technologies that will build and power our future cities.

Visit our Building the Future zone where you can get hands on with innovative sustainable materials and learn about new ideas for powering our future cities.

Take a walk on permeable pavement technology to end urban flooding, or see if you can handle the pressure, creating and testing your own composite building materials. After that, you can recharge building batteries from fruit and vegetables, before visiting Wattown to learn how we can power our cities in a more environmentally-friendly way.

Finally, put your new knowledge to good use by designing and creating your contribution to our sprawling cardboard model city of the future!

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Visitor information

This is a drop in event.

To plan your visit, you can download a copy of the timed events schedule and map (pdf) or see the printed programme (pdf)

This event has step-free access.

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Event categories

  • Adults
  • Family with 12+
  • Family with 7+
  • Exhibit
  • Workshop
Family at Festival