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Mackenzie Wheeler – The Pub: What’s it to you?

Mackenzie Wheeler specialise in architecture and interior design for hospitality and leisure and are excited to support the London Festival of Architecture in opening its doors in Shoreditch for “Studio Lates”.

Join us for drinks and light refreshments and engage in the debate on “What is a nice old pub if it must be new”. The practice has recently built two of the most progressive new pubs in the country, at Portishead in Somerset and Wichelstowe near Swindon, and is designing many more.

Not since the years of post war reconstruction has this country engaged in building new community pubs. In that time there has been enormous social change and the pub has changed dramatically. We are therefore researching what new pubs for the 21st century should be. We all have a vision of what a nice old pub is, so “what is a nice old pub if it must be new?”. The results will update George Orwell’s famous Evening Standard article of 1947 titled “10 qualities for the perfect pub” with a new list of 10 design criteria for the modern community pub.

The practice will be displaying their new pub projects, both built and on the drawing board, alongside other projects in the hospitality and leisure sector.

Date: Friday 21st June 2019
Time: 5:00pm- 8.00pm
Location: 11-13 Bateman’s Row, Shoreditch, London, EC2A 3HH

21 June 2019

17:00 -20:00

Admission: FREE

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Mackenzie Wheeler

11-13 Bateman’s row, Shoreditch, London EC2A 3HH

020 7739 8279

Near ACE Hotel