New Design for Old Buildings

New Design for Old Buildings
The SPAB Approach to Contemporary Design in Historic Contexts


Photo credit (left to right): Wapping House, Peter Landers; The Granary, Tim Crocker; Norwich Cathedral, Paul Tyagi

A day conference from the SPAB

Date: 20 March 2018
Time: 9.30 - 17.00
Venue: St Martin in the Fields, London
Fee: £140 (£70 student rate)

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Join the SPAB for an exciting one day conference exploring examples of good new design for historic buildings.

Chaired by architect Mark Hines, this conference is a celebration of good new design for old buildings, whether domestic, commercial or cultural; urban or rural. The SPAB Approach is that sympathetic but imaginative new architecture can complement the old, and is an important factor in the conservation of historic buildings as well as the sustainability of the built environment into the future.

The programme will draw on themes and examples featured in Roger Hunt and Iain Boyd’s new book, New Design for Old Buildings, which will be available at a discount for all delegates.

Presentations will explore the different approaches taken by architects dealing with a range of historic buildings, and the different solutions available which allow old and new to work together harmoniously. This is an unmissable opportunity to question and discuss cutting edge projects with the experts who designed them.

Philip Webb Award 2017

The conference will be followed by an evening reception and the presentation of the Philip Webb Award 2017. The winning schemes will be on display and the winners will speak briefly about their proposals.