Open Door, a partnership between the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and British Council, is designed to promote and celebrate outstanding conservation work by emerging architects in mainland China and in the UK.
Martello Tower Y – Suffolk, Engalnd
Category 2: Heritage buildings built before 1901
This award-winning conversion of a dilapidated Napoleonic sea defence tower into a contemporary home is highly respectful of both heritage and setting. A Scheduled Monument in an Area of Outstanding Beauty, it took a committed multi-disciplinary team to ensure that the design vision remained intact throughout two years of complex planning negotiations.
The Open Door project is aimed at architects who have been qualified for 10 years or less. It highlights the best of recent architectural heritage projects and the environmental and cultural benefits of building conservation. It also aims to foster knowledge sharing between expert practitioners in both countries, facilitating future UK-China dialogue on architecture and design.
Visit our website to learn more: https://www.architecture.com/my-local-riba/riba-international/Open-Door