09 Nov '12, 10am

The Crystal is a Super Sustainable Building and a Museum Too

The Crystal is a Super Sustainable Building and a Museum Too

Welcome to the Crystal , an inter-active museum about sustainability and cities. Located on the edge of the new Olympic redevelopment area, it is a centre for discussion and education about urban living: "how we live in cities, how we struggle with them, how we can make them more attractive, and balance environment, economy and quality of life". Created and funded to the tune of £30 million by Siemens, a global technology company, it is meant to be an urban conference centre, as well as a technology and innovation centre. Bonnie Alter/CC BY 2.0 The exhibition component seems to take up most of the building. It is aimed at schoolchildren, members of the public and tourists as well as politicians, experts and academics. It examines 9 different zones; with sections on healthy life, future life, creating cities, water, transport, going electric and urban security. Bonnie Alter...

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