Rethinking Place, Production & Power

Rethinking Place, Production & Power

Showcasing the creative re-use of old buildings

22/04/2021 - 22/04/2021


Introductory, General Interest, CPD, Leisure Learning
Virtual event: held online
United Kingdom

SPAB members £5 pp
Non-member £6 pp

Event details

Rethinking Place, Production & Power: showcasing the creative re-use of old buildings
Presented by Olivia Hellman and Nikola Yanev 
22 April 2021, 18:30 - 19:30 (BST)
Live Online Lecture
£5 pp - SPAB members 
£6 pp - Non-members

In this online lecture, architects Olivia Hellman and Nikola Yanev - past winners of the SPAB’s Philip Webb Award design competition - will explore the potential for creative new uses to revive redundant industrial buildings.     

Drawing on the pre-industrial history of Stoke on Trent, and inspired by ceramic techniques, Olivia’s PWA-winning scheme inserted an urban Dairy Factory into the surviving brick shell of a former pottery in Burslem. Nikola took a similarly bold conceptual approach to re-using a derelict Yorkshire textile site, Old Lane Mill in Halifax, to house an algae energy production plant and wetlands education centre.  In this event, they will discuss their perspective on the potential for new design to breathe fresh life into old buildings, through embracing innovative new technologies and materials alongside traditional conservation and repair techniques.  

IT requirements: Please note that this is an online talk and will be held via a webinar platform. You will be sent instructions on how to join the session the day before the lecture. To participate, all you need is an internet connection, and a laptop, computer or phone with the ability to play video and audio.    

Accessibility: please contact the SPAB before booking to discuss any special access requirements.

Image credit: Nikola Yanev 

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