The conference setting in Nottingham

ImageImageAs I mentioned in the first post about the ABS learning and teaching conference, the venue is a conference centre built around two separate original buildings of different ages.  The contemporary architects have done an excellent job of giving the spaces a light, airy feel.  To reinforce the centre’s 21st century environmentally friendly credentials, the recently constructed addition has a green roof.

The 1950s component (the Newton building) is intriguing.  It’s grade II listed, and the listing text refers to modernism, but it owes more to the monumental public buildings put up in the 1930s.  No surprise, then, to find that T Cecil Howitt, the local architect responsible, had been responsible for many municipal buildings in the period leading up to world war 2

 

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