TALK: Designing the Heritage of the Future

TALK: Designing the Heritage of the Future

By Bethan Griffiths, The Ironwork Studio

New designs in heritage settings will always stimulate debate. Whether the design is reticent and recessive or boldly contemporary, there will always be vehement advocates for and against the outcome.

So how to you go about creating an imaginative and confident response derived from context, which not only respects but enhances historic surroundings?

Bethan will explore design approaches to new work in historic settings, looking at how, as designers, we can:

  • Interrogate and analyse historic settings
  • Evaluate the significance of findings
  • Translate these into a design response
  • Reflect the story inherent within its heritage
  • Justify our reasoning and design decisions