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Rescue Mission: Transforming Architectural Heritage for the Modern Age

June 20 | 7:00 pm 9:00 pm

  Panel discussion on the rescue of neglected places through adaptive reuse and transformation, organised as part of this year’s London Festival of Architecture. It’s time to take demolition off the table, for the good of the climate and our communities. In this session, we’ll explore how 20th-century architecture is being rescued from neglect through the power of adaptive reuse and placemaking. Our expert panel will discuss how contemporary approaches to reuse and meanwhile use, can embrace a building’s character, transform spaces for the modern age, save structures and revitalise communities. We’ll delve into the innovative design work of CHYBIK + KRISTOF, a leading Czech studio, as well as those breathing new life into forgotten buildings across the UK and Europe. Join us for a lively conversation about the future of architectural heritage and be inspired to reimagine a more sustainable and characterful built environment. With Catherine Croft, Director of the Twentieth Century Society, Ondřej Chybik, co-founder of CHYBIK+KRISTOF, and Petra Marko, placemaking expert and the Chief Executive at the Metropolitan Institute of Bratislava. Chaired by Will Hurst, Managing Editor of The Architects‘ Journal. FREE event but online registrations is required via Eventbrite.   The event is organised by the Czech Centre in partnership with CHYBIK + KRISTOF ARCHITECTS Ltd and the Embassy of the Slovak Republic. Part of London Festival of Architecture 2024. Image: Zvonarka Bus Station; credits Alex Shoots Buildings


June 20
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
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Czech Centre
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25 Kensington Palace Gardens
London, W8 4QY United Kingdom
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