The Liveable City: Mending Modernist Mistakes – The regeneration of modern cityscapes

Organiser: Kare Gade, Royal Danish Embassy
Location: Benzie Lecture Theatre, Manchester School of Architecture, M15 6BR


9.30am: Registration and refreshments

10.00 – 12.30am: Seminar


Chair: Richard Brook, Senior Lecturer, MSA, Manchester Modernist Society
Rune Veile, Architect and Partner, BCVA
Gavin Elliott, BDP, Director, Architecture, Chairman BDP Manchester
Claus Gade, Architect and Partner, NOVA5

The influence of Modernism is still strong in contemporary architecture, but for all its virtues, Modernism also has its flaws. Many of the idealistic projects from the sixties and onwards have proved to be inadequate in terms of liveability. How can we approach existing buildings and housing projects to make them – and the surrounding areas – more people-friendly?

Part of The Liveable City – A Danish-British Dialogue in Manchester – a celebration of architecture and urban planning. In partnership with the Manchester School of Architecture and RIBA North West, the Danish Embassy invites businesses, politicians, professionals and the general public to take part in a number of seminars focusing on different aspects of liveability.

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The Liveable City is organised by The Royal Danish Embassy in London, Manchester School of Architecture and RIBA North West.