London Festival of Architecture turns ten

The London Festival of Architecture returns for its tenth edition this year, bringing a host of events and activities for those interested in architecture and design.

Garden Bridge proposal by Heatherwick Studio
Garden Bridge proposal by Heatherwick Studio

Highlights include a presentation from Thomas Heatherwick on his Garden Bridge project, guided visits looking at the future of London’s high streets, and a session on how architects and digital designers can work together.

This year’s (somewhat obvious) festival theme is capital, and the organisers say they will look to explore London’s role as a ‘major architectural capital’.

Issues covered will include housing, tall buildings and the future of retail.

On 26 June, Heatherwick will be joined by landscape designer Dan Pearson for their first joint public talk on ambitious plans to build a ‘Garden Bridge’ across the Thames.

On 14 and 21June there will be a series of guided visits looking at ‘The Death and Life of Great London High Streets’. Venues will include Deptford, Camden Town and Blackhorse Lane in Walthamstow.

Rainforest installation for the Architectural Association

Source: GUN Architects

Rainforest installation for the Architectural Association

Consultancy Method will be hosting a session on 5 June looking at how architects and digital designers can work together to create new business opportunities.

There will also be a host of studio visits, film screenings and installations, including GUN Architects’ Rainforest installation for the Architectural Association.

London Festival of Architecture runs from 1-30 June. For more information and full event listings visit www.londonfestivalofarchitecture.org

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