Making a Difference: a new perspective - Eric Parry at St Martin-in-the-Fields
St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square , London WC2N 4JJ
An opportunity to hear Eric Parry talk about the vision behind the extraordinary renewal project at St Martin-in-the-Fields, now nearing completion. Parry will discuss the broad scope of the scheme, its parallel functions and the challenges these have posed.
The renewal project at St Martin-in-the-Fields,now nearing completion, is one of the most significant and complex redevelopments being undertaken in London.
In this talk, Eric Parry describes his response to the brief: a robust solution that connects each of the different elements of the site, creating and framing a space to nurture and sustain the community and a design that imparts a sense of openness and accessibility, enhancing the architectural qualities of the original building while at the same time emphasising the church’s continuing spiritual and social remit.
Eric Parry will show how architecture can be used to make a difference to the quality of people’s experience – in this case ranging from world-class musicians using the new purpose-built rehearsal room to those working for and being helped by the homeless charity The Connection, as well as day-to-day visitors to the church, the shop and restaurant or the re-configured churchyard which will provide a new space for contemplation and reflection right in the heart of London.
This event is free, but places are limited so please call St Martin-in-the-Field Box Office on 020 7766 1100 to book a ticket. A donation towards supporting the renewal project of St Martins is appreciated.