28 November 2013
The Old Vinyl Factory, Hayes, Middlesex
A whole day talking, listening and looking at concrete. Imagine! And it’s free!
The Old Vinyl Factory is a vast and important site built by concrete pioneers, Wallis, Gilbert in 1927. It is currently being transformed by Cathedral Group and Development Securities into a 1.5m sq ft mixed-use hub.
Bus tour of key Wallis, Gilbert factory buildings along the Great West Road, Brentford. The group will meet at Northfields Underground Station on the Piccadilly Line.
Lunch in The Vinyl Canteen, The Shipping Building, The Old Vinyl Factory.
Tour of Old Vinyl Factory site with Martyn Evans, creative director of Cathedral Group andheritage consultant Tim Murphy of Purcell.
Illustrated talk By William Hall author of Concrete (Phaidon, 2012). Overview of concrete architecture, key innovations, and most interesting buildings in terms of style and philosophy.
Debate ‘Concrete has had its day’, with panelists:
Piers Taylor of Invisible Studio, and co-presenter of BBC2’s The House that £100k Built.
Andrew Waugh of Waugh Thistleton.
Paul Monaghan of AHMM, architects at The Old Vinyl Factory.
William Hall, author of Concrete.
There’s not many tickets left, so you’d best hurry. Tickets and more information here.
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