14th February 2000

 

URBAN DEBATE LAUNCHED

 

Innovative property developers Urban Splash will begin a four-month series of lectures tomorrow (Tuesday 15th February) which will raise the issue of building design in Hull.

 

Hosted by the Hull School of Architecture, the series will feature masterclasses by eminent architects who have been involved in successful urban regeneration projects in some of Europe’s major cities.

 

Craig Owen from Manchester firm Urban Splash will attempt to inspire decision-makers into implementing a building policy based on quality designs.

 

“All 10 speakers have made a significant contribution to improving urban areas and will pass on ideas about how it could work in Hull,” said David Raynor, a senior lecturer in Architecture at the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside.

 

The series, organised in association with Hull CityVision, will continue the debate into best practice in building design provoked by Terry Farrell’s River Hull Corridor masterplan which will be exhibited in the School of Architecture foyer on George Street.

 

Urban Splash have done work on housing in Liverpool and Manchester while architect Glen Howells, who will speak on 22nd February, is involved in design in creative industries, including theatres.

 

The series is open to the public and will run on a weekly basis between 15th February and 2nd May at the Saville Lecture Theatre, School of Architecture, George Street. Tomorrow’s lecture begins at 6pm. For more information ring Micheline Baker on 01482 440550.

 

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