Long Life, Low Energy: Designing for a Circular Economy

Tate Liverpool is now open at RIBA North, Mann Island, while its Albert Dock home is temporarily closed for redevelopment. Directions for getting there are available here  The galleries are open Monday – Sunday 10.00 – 17.30. Admission is free.

27 October 2023 – 14 January 2024

An exhibition from the Royal Institute of British Architects about the climate emergency and its relation to architecture

Tate Liverpool and the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) are forming a new partnership on Liverpool’s waterfront. Tate Liverpool will move into RIBA North, Mann Island from 27 October 2023 to coincide with the temporary closure of its gallery at the Royal Albert Dock for redevelopment.

The two organisations will collaborate to deliver a programme of temporary exhibitions, family activity, public talks and other events inspired by the unique collections held by RIBA and Tate. The programme will focus on art, architecture and ecology.

The first exhibition in its new home, Long Life, Low Energy: Designing for a Circular Economydraws from RIBAs collection and considers how the design, construction, maintenance, and demolition of buildings is vital in the journey towards a global reduction of carbon emissions.

As Tate Liverpool undergoes a transformation to its Victorian warehouse home, Long Life, Low Energy reveals how architects and designers are innovating to reuse and repurpose anything from small materials to whole buildings and how we might look to the technologies of the future to navigate the climate emergency today.