Having a keen interest in Chinese culture and the preservation of Beijing’s traditional architecture, anySCALE is now collaborating with Amy Mathieson, the founder of China Building Restoration (CBR) - an online resource on building conservation and restoration in China - to create a more active presence in this field. Since the beginning of 2015 we have been running a Speakers Series, in collaboration with The Courtyard Institute, in which experts on subjects such as building preservation, restoration and retro-fitting are invited to talk about their project and experiences.
“We have always felt strongly about our corporate responsibility and having an obvious interest in Chinese culture we believe that a good way to contribute is to focus some of our energy on building restoration.” - Andreas Thomczyk, Partner of anySCALE.
We’re all for considerate restoration to prolong the life of a building.
Through this collaboration, anySCALE aims to provide a platform for those who share our passion and interest in these related subjects, promoting building restoration and raising awareness of historic building preservation and heritage protection in China. We also hope to bring together good design with a sensitive approach to building restoration, in order to create beautiful and sustainable spaces which will prolong the life of traditional buildings. So far we've held five successful speakers events, each of them on a very interesting project or topic. Most of these events are held at the Courtyard Institute venue, however a few have also been held on the site of the subject of the talk. These include an insightful talk on rescuing an old temple at The Temple Hotel and the restoration of a 1920's Sino-French University at YISHU8 Art Gallery. To learn more about past events or to follow along for future events, please visit chinabuildingrestoration.com or follow us on WeChat: @ProjectCBR. If you would like to be a speaker and share your own experience at the next event, please do get in touch via email: firstname.lastname@example.org.