ERA Architects

Chinese delegates tour Brick Works

This fall, ERA’s Philip Evans met with a delegation of architects, engineers and developers from Chongqing, China. The purpose of their trip to Canada was to strengthen the ties between China and Canada in the areas of culture, trade, and technology in both design and construction.

Together with Jo Ann Pynn from Cultural Assets at the City of Toronto, Philip lead a tour through the Evergreen Brickworks site to discuss conservation in the city, and the restoration of heritage buildings.

The treatment of heritage resources is a hot topic for China today, considering the massive development pressures associated with the country’s plan to urbanize 400 million rural inhabitants over the next decade.