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Launched: Bristol Retrofit City exhibition

The Bristol Retrofit City exhibition is the fifth edition of Spring Green and marks the relaunch of Bristol’s Architecture Centre

Launched last night, the exhibition will focus on Bristol’s future as a sustainable city. The annual eight week exhibition held at Bristol’s Architecture Centre, will be supported by a programme of walking tours and talks.   

The opening of the exhibition last night by Frances Gard

The opening of the exhibition last night by Frances Gard

‘Celebrating Bristol’s legacy of creative re-use of buildings and places, this exhibition presents a range of retrofit interventions and innovative visions for the future of Bristol.

The exhibition will span homes, streets, buildings, public spaces, neighbourhoods, infrastructure, and look to the future for the city region to encourage scrutiny, consultation and debate about plans for Bristol.’

The opening of the exhibition last night by Frances Gard

The opening of the exhibition last night by Frances Gard

Aiming to extend the campaign to increase public awareness and enjoyment of the built environment, the exhibition hopes to stimulate demand for design excellence.

The opening of the exhibition last night by Frances Gard

The opening of the exhibition last night by Frances Gard

On 7 June, the architecture Centre will see Bristol mayoral candidate and former RIBA president George Ferguson will lead a discussion, with a talk chaired by Chair of Design Council CABE, Paul Finch, focusing on ‘What Next for Bristol?’.

Bristol Retrofit City exhibition by Luke Barrow

Bristol Retrofit City exhibition by Luke Barrow

In line with the topic of retrofit, The Architects’ Journal are seeking entries to its third annual Retrofit Awards, in association with Arup, ISG and ZBP . The awards celebrate design, engineering and construction excellence that prolongs the active life of buildings and infrastructure.

Bristol Retrofit City: Making our city future-fit through retro-fit at Bristol’s Architecture Centre, until 29 July 2012

 

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