Wednesday, 28 September 2011

FANN-XI, Festival of Architecture in Norwich and Norfolk 2011

Perspectives talks at The Forum, Millennium Plain, Bethel Street, Norwich, NR2 1TF, 

Terry Hickman Smith (Lucas Hickman Smith) and Sheila Moss King – The Pennoyer Centre

Tuesday 11 October 6pm for 6.30pm to 7.30pm, The Cube, The Forum – free event

Terry Hickman Smith of Wymondham-based architects Lucas Hickman Smith will present the Pennoyer Centre Pulham St Mary, an award-winning conversion of a C15th guild chapel into a multi-use centre for education, business and community use. Sheila Moss King, Chair of the Pennoyer Centre Charity, will give a client’s account of assembling a ‘big society’ project, before the advent of the Big Society.

Alan Powers – Tayler and Green: Refusing to Indulge the Un-Homely

Wednesday 12 October, 6pm for 6.30pm to 7.30pm, The Curve, The Forum – free event

Professor Alan Powers (University of Greenwich and the Twentieth Century Society) will present an illustrated talk on Norfolk’s architectural anti-heroes Tayler and Green, who built nearly 700 homes for Loddon Rural District Council in the 30 years after 1945. The talk will be supported by an exhibition of new photographs of key Tayler and Green projects by Jim Stephenson.

Anthony Hudson, Hudson Architects – Buildings with Character, The Salvation Army HQ and other projects

Tuesday 18 October, 6.00 for 6.30pm to 7.30pm, The Cube, The Forum – free event

Anthony Hudson Architects’ Salvation Army HQ building was shortlisted for the prestigious Stirling Prize in 2010 and won an RIBA East Award this year. Anthony Hudson, principal of the Norwich-based practice, will talk about this highly acclaimed project and other recent work, addressing the question ‘What makes a building special and unique to its setting?’

Jonathan Smales, Beyond Green – ‘We Shape Our Cities…Thereafter They Shape Us’

Wednesday 19 October, 6.00pm for 6.30pm to 7.30pm, The Cube, The Forum – free event

Jonathan Smales is a former MD of Greenpeace UK and has acted as a sustainability advisor to The Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment and the 2012 Olympic Games legacy project. He is also joint founder of sustainability consultancy turned developer Beyond Green, which is drawing up plans for a large site in the north-Norwich ‘growth-triangle’. Jonathan’s talk will focus on general principals of sustainable urbanism – how the design of our towns and villages shapes our behaviour as consumers and citizens.

Patty Hopkins (Hopkins Architects) and Meredith Bowles (Mole Architects): ‘Living Architecture & The Long House, Cley’

Thursday 20 October, 6pm for 6.30pm to 7.30pm, The Curve, The Forum – free event. Meredith Bowles of Cambridge-based Mole Architects will describe Alain de Botton’s Living Architecture project, which offers ‘Holidays in Modern Architecture’ through its contemporary rental properties in the east of England. Patty Hopkins of Hopkins Architects will present the Long House, Cley, Living Architecture’s only Norfolk project.

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