26 Aug Seminar #16 Heritage: That Anomalous Beast
TRADITION IS ROBBING THE NATION! But it need not’
(The Times, Nuralite, 1957)
The Historic Environment is not a static place – it is an ‘evolving part of our identity, an inspiration for new design and a catalyst for regeneration’ (D. Insall). It represents an opportunity for creative design and inventive practical solutions for change, made more successful through a process of understanding the development and significance of these places, and identifying potential challenges. Good conservation demands a clear and rigorous contemporary approach for new work just as much as it requires delicacy and respect in dealing with the past.
In this talk, Francesca Cipolla, Senior Associate at Heritage Architecture Ltd, will share her experience of working with the historic cultural environment, incorporating a mix of practical tuition and a review of successful examples. An overview of current legislation, conservation theory and principles will be given along with considerations on the planning and construction processes.
Francesca is a qualified Conservation Architect with thirteen years’ experience working for Stephen Levrant at Heritage Architecture Ltd, providing specialist advice on a wide range of architectural, townscape and conservation issues. Her main previous experiences included studies of the World Heritage Site of Valparaiso (Chile) and the Valley of Kathmandu (Nepal) for UNESCO.