A series of guided tours, exhibitions and panel discussions are being hosted in venues across Nine Elms as part of this year’s London Festival of Architecture, which is set to run throughout June.
Events include “The Art of Designing Civic Spaces” with Battersea Power Station Development Company and danish architect Bjarke Ingels Group; a walking tour of the new New York- inspired Nine Elms Park site led by the embassy Gardens section landscape architect Huw Morgan; and a boat tour of the 12 construction sites for the Thames Tideway Project. See the Festival website for details.
London’s leading architectural, cultural and academic institutions and practising architects, designers, curators and community groups are all taking part in this year’s festival, which has the theme of “community”.
Pam Alexander MBE, the chair of the Nine Elms Vauxhall Cultural Steering Group and chair of Covent Garden Market Authority, said: “The Nine Elms Vauxhall Partnership is delighted to be the major sponsor, alongside the Mayor, of this year’s London Festival of Architecture and to host a dozen or so events.
“Our aim is to demonstrate the enormous cultural, environmental and community value that this long-overlooked area will bring to London as the new neighbourhoods emerge.”