Raw Beauty A New Life for Brutalist Buildings



June 28 2014 • 10.00am
to 4.30pm


The Midlands Institute, 9 Margaret St, B3 3BS, Birmingham


A day school exploring the future for British Brutalist buildings, in celebration of Birmingham Library, with expert historians and critics ( Barnabus Calder, Ross Brown, Alan Clawley and Andy Foster ); Preston Bus Station and Sheffield's Park Hill estate case studies introduced by campaigners, Urban Splash, and architects Hawkins Brown; a Brutalist guided walk (Owen Hatherley); all you need to know about concrete conservation (Catherine Croft); listing considerations (Roger Bowdler, English Heritage); and a celebration picnic at the 'amazing spaceship of a bulding that in 30 years time our kids will be looking at photographs and saying "what happened to that"'? - Birmingham Library.

Bring your own picnic lunch to have en-masse.

Weather proof clothing and shoes for a 50 mins city centre walk