Paul Philippot Heritage (ULB) and the Réseau Art Nouveau Network invite you to attend the conference-evening “Rebuilding after the fire” that will take place on Tuesday 22 May 2018 from 6.30pm at the Auditorium Victor Bourgeois of the Faculty of Architecture La Cambre Horta ULB (Place Eugène Flagey 19, 1050 Brussels).

The rebuilding of an architectural heritage abruptly destroyed following a fire remains a particularity in the restoration field. The violence of destruction, the sense of injustice, the psychological shock that follow any fire often imply the necessity to rebuild the damaged building as quickly as possible.

How to carry it out when the financial means are sometimes missing? How to analyse scientifically the ruins? How to document a rebuilding? How to remain faithful to what does not exist anymore?

Sarah McKinnon, project manager of the reconstruction of Ch. R. Mackintosh’ Glasgow School of Art (1896) will talk about the issues and challenges she met after the dramatic fire in 2014.

Francis Metzger will present the rebuilding of the Charle-Albert castle that remained abandoned a long time after two successive fires.

This evening counts with the support of Brussels Urban and Heritage (Brussels-Capital Region) and the Faculty of architecture La Cambre-Horta (ULB).

A simultaneous interpretation French-English-Dutch is planned.

Entrance: 6 €
Students: 4 €
Students from Paul Philippot Heritage: free

Registration recommended and information: info@artnouveau-net.eu

Who are we?

The Paul Philippot Heritage’s Executive Master in architectural Heritage offers mastery in the fields of the conservation-restoration of the architectural, urban and landscape heritage. Practice-oriented, this learning covers the whole process of the restoration project (since preliminary theoretical studies to the works). The education is delivered by recognized specialists, from different faculties of the ULB, the public administration or this professional field.

The Réseau Art Nouveau Network is a European cooperation network created at the initiative of the Brussels Capital Region (Monuments and Sites Directorate), uniting more than twenty cities and regions in Europe and beyond around their Art Nouveau heritage. Since 1999, this network, composed of European specialists and researchers, aims at the study, the conservation and the promotion of the European Art Nouveau heritage, through the organisation of various activities dedicated to different audiences: travelling exhibitions, international symposiums, professional workshops/round tables, scientific publications, activities for the young public…

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Auditorium Victor Bourgeois of the Faculty of Architecture La Cambre Horta ULB (Place Eugène Flagey 19, 1050 Brussels)
Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 15:30
The Réseau Art Nouveau Network