No true ‘city of culture’ should dishonour the bold ideals of its postwar rebirth - Steel Detailing Services | Rebar Detailing Services | Steel Fabricators USA

Steel Detailing Services | Rebar Detailing Services | Steel Fabricators USA

Steel Structural Consultant (SSC) is a quality-driven outsourcing company that offers well-defined, intuitive and accurate Architectural Engineering services to the global clientele since our inception.

Breaking

Home Top Ad

Sunday, January 17, 2021

No true ‘city of culture’ should dishonour the bold ideals of its postwar rebirth

Plans for the centre of Coventry claim to offer a sense of place, but ignore its pioneering mid-century reconstruction Coventry is UK City of Culture 2021, a title that focuses attention on its contribution to the cultural life of the nation: 1980s two-tone music, the legend of Lady Godiva, and its role in the development of the bicycle and car industries. And, high on this list, the fact that it was the pre-eminent example of reconstruction after wartime bombing. Among the most devastated cities, Coventry was also one of the most determined and thoughtful in its reconstruction. This was partly expressed by its new cathedral, which brought together leading art and architecture, and connected movingly with the ruins of its predecessor. It was also expressed by the city centre, rebuilt as a series of human-scaled, pedestrian-friendly precincts. Here, too, the idea was for art and architecture to work together. It can take a long time for architectural styles to be appreciated, by which time it's too late for demolished buildings Related: Coventry v the wrecking ball: 'We need gentle repair – not wholesale demolition' Continue reading...
http://dlvr.it/RqlY1h

No comments:

Post a Comment