20th Century heritage is unique in affording an opportunity for original designers to re-engage with the conservation or development of their early works which have come to be recognised as heritage places. Re-engagement can bring seamless development of original concepts, or avoid challenges to the established heritage values or authenticity of the place – for example, through seeking to improve or upgrade aspects of the original design concept that could not be achieved in the past, thereby editing evidence of original detailing and significance. This session will examine the constraints and opportunities of working with original designers (and their children or associates) to conserve heritage places. A distinguished panel will examine the collaboration of Jan Utzon and Richard Johnson with Jorn Utzon on the works at the Sydney Opera House. Both case studies and philosophical assessments will be provided.
Restoring Frank Lloyd Wright’s Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Thoughts of an Architect: The ‘heritage architecture’ of Peter Muller in Australia