New London Architecture 2015 today set the scene for ‘Public London’, its forthcoming Insight Study and exhibition about public realm, with a debate at The Leadenhall Building, London, which asked if the quality of London’s public spaces has improved over the last decade?
The debate kick started New London Architecture’s 10th anniversary year programme. Among the highlights are a celebration of London’s 10 best buildings of the last 10 years, and a major housing competition seeking the 100 most innovative ideas that might improve the design, construction, and financing of housing in London.
But the New London Model is the star of the New London Architecture 2015 show. Set to be the biggest in the capital, and covering an area that stretches from White City in the west to the Royal Docks in the east, the New London Model replaces the model New London Architecture first unveiled 10 years ago. It will highlight major, recently completed projects and those with planning permission, and will tell the story of London’s development through light projections and films.
‘Public London: Ten Years of Transforming Spaces’ kicks off the spring/ summer season. The exhibition will bring together London’s best recent public realm projects, presenting them through a series of images, timelines, models, and videos, to look at past, present and future public realm in the capital. From grand schemes like Exhibition Road and the Olympic Park, to a wealth of smaller projects, ‘Public London’ will explore the transformation of London’s public space over the past 10 years.
New London Architecture also confirmed today that the New London Awards open for entries on Wednesday, 25th February. A new Mayoral Prize will be awarded in association with the Mayor of London to the best project that creatively contributes to he capital’s economy.
New London Architecture was set up 10 years ago as a forum for debate about development in the capital.