Dr Henrik Schoenefeldt invited to speak in Milan on his recent research into the House of Parliament’s historic ventilation

Henrik has been invited to speak about his newest research into the historic stack ventilation system of the Houses of Parliament at the Politecnico di Milano on the 28th May 2014. The conference is entitled ‘Between Architecture and Building Services Engineering – Answering  the climate in the modern age’s construction history’ and explores the role of climatic design and environmental technology in understanding historic building.  Based on extensive archival material and technical studies Henrik’s talk will explore the original design and function of the towers and turrets of the Houses of Parliament within the ventilation system. The focus is on the major changes that were made to the way the stacks were operated, reflecting significant changes in the overarching ventilation strategy.