Façadism: Preserve or Renew?
In this discussion we'll get under the skin of this contentious debate, how should our cityscapes should evolve?
Image credit: RIBA Collections (RIBA20618)
The term 'facadism' refers to the practice of maintaining the front of a building whilst stripping the interior architecture and replacing it with something new inside. Should we be so precious about the exterior of historic buildings? Where do we draw the line, and when can we make room for the new? In this discussion we'll get under the skin of this contentious debate, for you to consider and debate how our cityscapes should evolve.
Hear from James Dixon, Standing Buildings Archaeologist, Museum of London Archaeology; writer Gillian Darley; architect Amir Ramezani, Avanti Architects; David McKinstry, The Georgian Group; and author Will Wiles.
This event is part of the exhibition 'We Live in the Office. A commission by Giles Round'
Exhibition sponsored by:
With additional support from Cockayne - Grants for the Arts and The London Community Foundation and supported using public funding by Arts Council England. The RIBA has worked closely with Wysing Arts Centre in the collaboration with Giles Round.