24 October 2012
A one-day conference at Lambeth Palace is aimed at inspiring
architects, surveyors and diocesan and cathedral officers to
achieve the highest creative standards for new work in church
buildings. New Work in Churches and Cathedrals: Architectural
Articulation of Liturgical and Community Space takes place on
Wednesday, October 31 and features an impressive list of highly
regarded guest speakers:
The architect Eric Parry, well known for
delivering beautifully crafted and well-considered buildings that
respond to their context, will deliver the keynote speech on
Spatial and Social Layering: The Critical Role and Potential of
the Ecclesiastical Estate Today.
Other speakers include:
Alex Coppock of Communion Design
Nick Lee Evans of the Lee Evans Partnership
Sophia de Sousa of The Glass-House Community Led
Jane Kennedy of Purcell
Sophy Twohig of Hopkins Architects
Oliver Caroe of Caroe Architecture
Geoff Rich of Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios
will talk about the development of eco-pods for walkers and
tourists in isolated rural churches.
Anne Sloman, Chair of the Church Buildings Council, who will
chair the event, said: "The purpose of the day is to challenge and
be challenged by the very best architects working with churches
today. It aims to debate how we can meet the 21st Century needs of
both congregations and the wider community, encourage good new
design, and meet our ambitious targets for Shrinking the Footprint."
The full brochure and booking details are available on the Church Care website.