Special Events

Preserving Utopia

Bath Assembly Rooms

Leading architects and thinkers ponder Bath as a 21st century city

What could a masterplan for Bath look like in 21st century? How can the city preserve its UNESCO World Heritage status, and simultaneously evolve through new buildings, new infrastructure and welcome new populations? Leading architect Alison Brooks’ Bath Western Riverside housing is a contemporary scheme that reflects the city’s architectural DNA. Alison is in conversation with Henrietta Billings, Director of SAVE Britain’s Heritage, who leads campaigns to preserve Britain’s historical environment and Tanvir Hasan, deputy chair of Donald Insall Associates, one of UK’s leading conservation architects.

Chaired by Elena Marco, Head of Architecture and the Built Environment at UWE and passionate Bath resident.


Alison Brooks explains ‘What Makes Great Architecture’


Part of Festival of The Future City Bath Please note THIS EVENT IS AT ASSEMBLY ROOMS, BATH. It does not take place at The Edge.

Image credit: Bath Western Riverside Phase 3 (Architects Drawing), Alison Brooks Studios

Presented by The Edge, Architecture Is… & Modern Culture in association with Bristol Festival of Ideas