Façadism: easy road or inevitable outcome?
Lecture presented on March 11, 2020
In the interest of conservation, heritage activism has led to the development of inventories and regulations to control demolitions and preserve the character of the built landscape as part of the public space.
Do these solutions have real weight compared to the pressure of urban densification and current building standards? How can we avoid reducing authentic heritage to a façade or a vague allusion?
- Dinu Bumbaru, Policy Director of Héritage Montréal
- Anne Cormier, Architect, Cormier, Cohen, Davies, architectes (Atelier Big City), and Professor, School of Architecture, Université de Montréal
- Gérald McNichols Tétrault, B. Arch., Urban Planner
- 1:05 : Introduction by Dinu Bumbaru
- 14:45 : Anne Cormier
- 28:30 : Gérald McNichols Tétrault
- 41:05 : Question period
- 1:32:10 : Conclusion by Dinu Bumbaru
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