Edinburgh Architecture Centre, Architecture Centre, Edinburgh
July 29 – August 4 2002
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Edinburgh Architecture Centre
Finally the behind-the-scenes discussions of the last year are coming out in the open: Details below.
Edinburgh Architecture fully supports this venture, and, indeed has been encouraging it.
The website is useful in creating connections and great for non-architects, locals and tourists alike. It also provides a starting point for more serious studies and tours. But a physical centre is so useful for exhibitions and talks that maybe can’t fit in at the RIAS or RFACS for example.
Any Architecture Centre must be for the public and marketed as such. The Registration Body and Conservation Bodies can then perhaps re-focus more on their own specific areas. It has to be centrally located and accessible to locals and tourists. My recent visit to Copenhagen’s Gammel Dok Architecture Centre revealed a new layout that would serve as an excellent template: models, plans, exhibitions, cafe and bookshop.
Whatever happens in the Centre, and whether it uses Architecture in the title (I think it should, but the Patrick Geddes Centre is a strong alternative, thanks Martin Hulse) there should be a physical model of the city. Animations, perspectives and plans just don’t penetrate the popular pysche: the model is tangible, understandable, grounding.
Edinburgh Contemporary Architecture is Edinburgh’s Architecture Centre in the eyes of many and listed by numerous European websites as such. It may be virtual but it has real repurcussions in forming opinions and resultant visits and orientated for full access to the built environment. In the drive to a physical centre let’s not forget what we have already achieved across the city and it’s various architectural groups.
Open Forum concerning Edinburgh City Visual Arts & Crafts Strategy
Meeting hosted jointly by City Council and The EAA to discuss issues relating to the new five year strategy for Visual Arts & Crafts in the City currently being prepared by consultant Peter Davies for The Edinburgh City Council. Specific discussions to the architectural content of this document will be lead by Malcolm Fraser. Please confirm attendance in advance via email to email@example.com or telephone 0131 529 3958. Alternatively send written responses to Jane Warrilow at the City Art Centre, 2 Market St, Edinburgh EH1 1DE by 26.08.02.
Allan Murray Architects
Morrison Street Goods Yard: Architecture Centre?
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Edinburgh Park Station
Edinburgh Property Recovery
Still in the Shrubs
rfacs june case studies
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