Should we keep every old building just because it’s old – or should we concentrate more on the distinction between good and bad rather than ancient/modern?
Do we in Britain take enough risks when it comes to new Architecture?
These are just some of the questions our CEO Roger Mavity raised in a talk last week, organised by the London Chamber of Commerce, loosely based on the London skyline which appropriately took place right at the top of one of London’s most iconic landmarks – Tower Bridge, just around the corner from Conran HQ.
Click here to see a bite-size version of his talk.
Afterwards, Q&As from the floor raised some very interesting questions surrounding the legacy of the Olympic buildings, Supermarket design and whether our planning regulations help or hinder progress.
If you’d like to hear more about these the full talk and Q&As will be up here on youtube shortly.
Certainly food for thought.
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What do you think?