HISTORY OF SUSTAINABILITY
Sustainable development is the development that meets the requirements of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs (WCED: 1987). Foster (2003) states that sustainable architecture can be defined as doing the most with the least means.
In the 1980s after the old government was dissolved, the government building was converted into a hotel and aquarium. The election of a Greater London Authority called for a new government building.
DEVELOPMENT OF SUSTAINABILITY
Sustainability is the principle of seeking to mitigate adverse current and future impacts (Runde and Thoyre: 2010). The quality of surroundings directly influences the quality of lives and this emphasis in the social dimension is an acknowledgment that architecture is generated by peoples’ needs (Foster 2003).