At the100th anniversary of the founding of the Bauhaus, it is appropriate that we examine its legacy in a UK context and specifically our stock of post-war buildings. We will not only examine the significance of these buildings and places, but also how we can make them remain fit for purpose in term of their use, state of repair and thermal efficiency. Should we deal with them according to tried and tested conservation philosophy and techniques or do they demand a more radical approach?
Twentieth Century Buildings: Conservation Solutions was the subject of an IHBC London Conference in 2005. In returning to the theme, we will evaluate how time and attitudes have changed. A number of Case Studies will illustrate these issues and the difficult decisions which have to be taken, including improving thermal performance, replacement of original windows, and meeting current building regulations requirements.
This one-day conference is to be held in Sir Denys Lasdun’s Grade I listed Royal College of Physicians (1960–64); an award-winning conference venue.
The Royal College of Physicians is located at 11 St Andrews Place, Regent’s Park and can be reached:
By National Rail from Euston, King’s Cross, Marylebone and Paddington stations
By Tube from Regent’s Park (Bakerloo Line), Great Portland Street (Circle, Metropolitan, Hammersmith and City lines), Warren Street (Victoria and Northern lines)
By Bus from Paddington and Marylebone, Numbers 18, 27, 30, 88, 205
The Conference will provide an opportunity to gain CPD training for both IHBC members and members of other professional institutes. A CPD certificate will be available to delegates at the end of the day.