Please note the event previewed below has been cancelled due to severe weather, but will be rearrange soon. I will post details of the new dates as soon as I have them.
This Thursday CAS will host event 8 in their lecture series based on the theme of “good design in historic cities”. For anyone who spends time in Chester this is likely to be an area of interest, and is certainly a subject of much debate in our local media. This particular lecture and debate is led by David Page of Page and Park Architects. They are an architecture practice based in Glasgow, and as the event poster quotes they say “We believe contemporary design is a process of continual dialogue with the past.”
As a Chester resident, I love our pretty higgledy-piggledy historic city centre and rows, I do love contemporary architecture in general though, and I don’t think Chester always gets it right when it’s attempting to be modern. So in the light of that, the new builds popping up across the city, and the impending redevelopment of the Odeon it will be interesting to see what the experts say, and how the audience responds. Which ever way the debate goes, it’s great to have such timely issue debated in the public arena here in Chester.
Registration is free, but once registered there is a £5 admission charge. Full details and registration can be found here http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/csa-lecture-series-2013-the-new-historic-city-event-8-david-page-of-page-park-architects-tickets-9355856619?aff=eorg