Contested Legacies: New Conversations – showcasing the creative re-use of old buildings
Join us for a fascinating evening exploring the potential for creative re-use of challenging and contested historic sites.
The winners of the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings Philip Webb Award architecture competition will present their schemes - for Armagh Gaol, Chatterley Whitfield Colliery and Bristol Floating Harbour - within a discussion of the SPAB's approach to new design in historic contexts.The award brief challenges early-career architects to revitalise a historic building which has decayed or been neglected, but which can be repaired and adapted for a sympathetic new use, through a combination of careful repair to existing fabric and a significant element of contemporary new work.
The event includes presentation of the Philip Webb Award winners' certificates, exhibition of the winning schemes, and an informal drinks reception.
Take the Bishopsgate exit from Liverpool Street Station, turn right along Bishopsgate. The venue is 5 minutes' walk away, on the right. The church hall stands in the churchyard, set back from the road.