Todd Reisz & Ahmad Angawi in conversation
AA Jeddah and Art Jameel
Date: Friday 8 December 2017
Venue: House of Traditional Arts, Jeddah
Heritage involves more than merely preservation. As architects where our primary role is to design spaces and create spatial experiences, we also have a responsibility to context and history. Heritage is a lot about reading, recording and understanding a space, in an aim to gather well-educated design guidelines to design spaces that harmoniously marry with their existing context. We do not deny that a fundamental element of heritage is preservation, but we seek to further challenge this notion by how we can tackle it more proactively and engage in a dialogue where heritage becomes also embedded within our design codes and how we work. Heritage should not been seen as archaic but rather progressive. We are in a position to question and experiment how our heritage can effectively become a design tool and guide that's not restrictive but rather a trigger.
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