The Liveable City: Old Buildings, New Forms – Contemporary use of historic structures

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


1.30pm: Registration and refreshments

2.00 – 4.30pm: Seminar


Chair: Sally Stone, Principal Lecturer, MSA

Teva Hesse, Head of London Branch, C.F. Møller

Phil Griffin, freelance writer and curator

Tomas Bur Andersen, COO, HansenGroup UK

Cost efficiency and sustainability are obvious advantages when you 'recycle' existing buildings. Adapting and expanding historic structures to contemporary use can also help linking the past to the present and preserving heritage by giving it new life. How do we approach the old buildings with boldness as well as respect?

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.