World Heritage Site Architecture and Conservation Series: CAROLINE HARDIE

Monday 14th September 2015, 6.30pm
Venue: Room PG20 Pemberton Building, Palace Green, Durham

CAROLINE HARDIE: “Breathing New Life Into Old Buildings: Sustainable Solutions for Significant Places”

Heritage assets including historic buildings have their own intrinsic value or significance, and understanding that significance is crucial to informing their reuse, adaption or extension to meet 21st century needs. This talk will highlight examples where significance has delivered the unexpected, confirmed designs or inspired new ones. It will show how it can help to breathe new life into old buildings and their wider environs.

Caroline Hardie is a local heritage consultant with Archaeo-Environment, which she founded in 2003. She provides high quality planning advice on all aspects of the historic environment and prepares Conservation Management Plans, Statements of Significance, Heritage Assessments and Conservation Area Appraisals throughout the UK. She has also worked on historic landscape characterisation, ancient monuments protection and the current Lake District National Park bid for World Heritage Status. Prior to her work in the private sector she was the Head of Conservation and the County Archaeologist for Northumberland County Council. She is a Member of the Institute of Historic Building Conservation and a Member of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists.

The talk will be followed by a drinks reception in the World Heritage Site Centre. Please book your place by writing to Raffaella Aliprandi at raffaella.aliprandi@durham.ac.uk. Would you also let Raffaella know whether or not you will be attending the reception afterwards, for catering purposes.

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