BOOKING CLOSES MONDAY 30TH NOVEMBER
"Sites of National Importance Part II"
Richard Murphy, Adam Wilkinson, Christopher Cotton,
Following the successful event in September we follow the theme to the next, even more exciting set of talks and discussion. Looking wider, we will explore Durham as another city in comparison with Edinburgh, and learn more in detail about our world heritage sites, and How to develop them appropriately as cities of the modern era.
The event will cover developments for Edinburgh World Heritage Site, Royal High School, which is revisited with an alternative proposal, Durham World Heritage Site and Durham Cathedral.
Richard Murphy OBE FRIAS - Richard Murphy Architects
Richard Murphy was educated at Newcastle and Edinburgh Universities and taught at Edinburgh University. Richard founded Richard Murphy Architects in Edinburgh in 1991 and since its inception the Practice has won an unprecedented twenty RIBA Awards, has twice been shortlisted for the Stirling Prize and has also been shortlisted for the RIBA Lubetkin Award. In 2006 Richard was voted "Scottish Architect of the Year" by readers of Prospect Magazine and in the Queen's Honours List 2007, he was awarded an OBE.
The Royal High School Preservation Trust are pursuing an objective of bringing back to life this extremely important neo-classical Edinburgh monument by relocating to it St Marys Music School from their current base in the west end of Edinburgh. Designed as a school, the building will once again be primarily educational in use but with the added excitement that the three main rooms including the classic central assembly room will be used for public recitals and have their own public entrance and identity.
The project involves sensitive restoration and a degree of ingenuity in the conversion of the main Hamilton Building together with self-effacing new construction to house most of the classrooms and the many practice rooms that the music school demand. Simpson and Brown are the co-architects offering conservation advice and working on the historic buildings.
Adam Wilkinson - Director, Edinburgh World Heritage
Adam Wilkinson was appointed Director of Edinburgh World Heritage in 2008, having started his career at UNESCO and then as the Secretary of SAVE Britain's Heritage. He has built both his and EWH's expertise in the sustainable management of historic cities through a range of international partnerships, with the aim of bringing some of this learning back to Edinburgh to support our city's management. Adam holds an MSc in Historic Conservation and an MA in Mediaeval History and Russian Language. He is a fellow of the Society of Antiquaries and the Royal Society of the Arts.
Adam's talk will be based around thoughts on using World Heritage and outstanding universal value for the city. The talk will aim to look at how we can use Edinburgh's World Heritage status to support the sustainable development of our capital city's living but historical centre.
Christopher Cotton RIBA AABC - Purcell
Christopher Cotton is an architect specialised in the creative reuse and development of historic buildings as well as their conservation and repair. He is passionate about the opportunity innovative design and creative thinking can have on the sustainability and regeneration the historic environment. Chris is Partner in the architectural practice of Purcell; he is Cathedral Architect at Durham Cathedral, Hexham Abbey and is currently working on the major development of Auckland Castle County Durham.
Chris will present his recent work at the Durham Peninsula World Heritage Site. Setting out the approach to the overarching Feasibility Study and Management Plan, the methodology for understanding the monuments, their significance and condition, together with capacity and opportunity for change. He will also discuss how this approach then informed the conceptual design approach of a live project at Durham Cathedral.
John Holmes, Head of Property - Durham Cathedral
John Holmes is a Chartered Surveyor and is Head of Property at Durham Cathedral and Client Project Manager for the Open Treasure Project. He has over 35 years' experience gained in public and private sector roles specialising in property development, heritage management, planning and development, urban regeneration, economic development, housing and tourism. Some previous roles include Chief Executive of Hull Forward and Director of Regeneration & Tourism at ONE North East.
Durham Cathedral is a place of worship, welcome and hospitality, inspiring all who come. It was built in 1093 and is cherished for its magnificent Romanesque architecture and incomparable setting at the heart of the Durham UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Cathedral is in the midst of an ambitious project called Open Treasure designed to transform the experience of visitors, and improve knowledge and conservation of the Cathedral's collections and its historic buildings.
John will present an overview of the Open Treasure project which is an ambitious phased development that will restore and open up spaces within the Claustral range of the Cathedral and provide state of the art exhibition facilities for the Cathedral's extensive collection of books and artefacts as well as facilities for visiting exhibitions.
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