Architekturpositionen am 24.April

wir laden herzlich ein zum Gastvortrag in der Reihe
ARCHITEKTURPOSITIONEN des Departments Architektur der TU Braunschweig

DIENSTAG, den 24.04.2018

um 18:30 Uhr
Hörsaal PK 4.7 (TU-Altgebäude)

GERALDINE DENING und SIMON ELMER, Architects for Social Housing, London

unter dem Titel
Central Hill: A Case Study in Estate Regeneration

Architects for Social Housing (ASH) has just published a book-length
report based on our work on the alternative to the demolition of the
476-home Central Hill council estate in South London. Titled Central
Hill: A Case Study in Estate Regeneration, the report includes not
only ASH's designs for the estate’s refurbishment and increase in
housing capacity by up to 50 per cent without demolition of a single
home, but also our account of why and how these proposals were
rejected by the local authority, Lambeth council, which last March
announced the decision to demolish the entire estate. ASH will be
formally launching the report on 26 April, one week before the local
elections in the UK.

At present there is nothing, either in current government legislation
or in the housing policies of the three major political parties in the
UK, that will stop local authorities from following the same practices
Lambeth council employed to push through their plans to demolish
Central Hill estate against both the wishes of 77 per cent of the
residents and the demonstrable social, financial and environmental
benefits of the design alternatives. Central Hill: A Case Study in
Estate Regeneration is not only a presentation of what these
alternatives can be, but also an example of why and how legislation
needs to change for these alternatives to become the enforceable
default option for local authorities and housing associations when
undertaking the regeneration of a housing estate. ASH founders
Geraldine Dening and Simon Elmer will be presenting and talking about
their report and its implications for the architectural profession and
other housing professionals.