List? Develop? Demolish?

Ever wondered what would come up trumps in a Snog Marry Avoid of London’s architecture? Probably not – but join List? Develop? Demolish? at Sto Werkstatt on Wednesday 17th June and you may just find out…

Representing an eclectic panel of work and opinions, architects Tomas Klassnik (Klassnik Corporation), Tarek Merlin (Feix & Merlin), Benedict O’Looney (Benedict O’Looney Architects), Carl Turner (Carl Turner Architects) and Alex Mowat (Urban Salon) will pitch projects from across the capital against one another, in a bid to earn ‘Listed’ status from the audience. With two projects consigned to demolition, two for redevelopment and only one able to achieve the coveted top-spot, our established panel will battle it out from 6pm, to highlight the best and worst of London’s architecture.

In this light hearted and entertaining debate, List? Develop? Demolish? raises questions about the architectural heritage of today’s built projects. How do we perceive the quality of the Capital’s twenty-first century buildings? Should architectural legacy and design continue to be protected? And in a commercially driven, prefabricated, pop-up era of work, will any of today’s architecture stand the test of time?

Make sure you book your tickets to List? Develop? Demolish?, an associated project of the London Festival of Architecture.

Projects represented:

  • Tomas Klassnik – Avant Garde Tower, Telford Homes
  • Benedict O’Looney – Peckham Mosque, Benedict O’Looney Architects
  • Tarek Merlin – Arcelor Mittal Orbit, Anish Kapoor & Cecil Balmond
  • Carl Turner – Tate Modern, Herzog & de Meuron
  • Alex Mowat – 67 Peckham Road, 6a Architects

 

List? Develop? Demolish? is curated by Michelle Sweeney, a freelance curator and editorial intern at the Architectural Review. Her next project is for the Design Museum – Louis Kahn: the Power of Architecture exhibition, opening in July.

List? Develop? Demolish?
Date: 18th June
Time: 6pm
Venue: Sto Werkstatt, The Werkstatt, 7-9 Woodbridge Street, Clerkenwell, London, EC1R 0LL, London
http://werkstatt.sto.com