The London Festival of Architecture runs to the end of the month and “celebrates London as a global hub of architectural experimentation, practice and debate”.
Here are 14 events in and around east London that will help you get under the skin of this fast-changing region. For full details, go to the website .
1. Derelict London Tour of Silvertown and The Royal Docks
Renowned author, Paul Talling, who has spent the past decade roaming derelict parts of London on a tour of Silvertown as it gets ready to be transformed into a new economic powerhouse for London. This tour views the exteriors of iconic buildings such as Millennium Mills and the derelict Tate Institute. June 9, 2pm-5pm
2. Beyond The Olympics
Explore this rapidly changing area, in the context both of its rich industrial past and ambitious plans for the future, which include Olympicopolis. June 11, July 16, 11am-1pm
3. Lansbury Estate
A walking tour around the estate built for the 1951 Festival of Britain, ending at the foot of Erno Goldfinger’s Brutalist Balfron Tower. June 11, 2.3pm-4.30pm
4. Stock Bricks To Brutalism: Housing Design History in Poplar
The walk focuses on social housing design in the massive slum clearance and redevelopment of the East End of London in the 20th century. June 12, 19, 11am-1pm
5. UEL Architecture Show, Millennium Mills
For one night only the postindustrial icon Millennium Mills will host postgraduate student architecture work from UEL. June 15, 6pm-9pm
6. Introduction to the City of London Model
Introductory talks around the City of London’s official architectural model of the Square Mile.June 17, 1pm-1.30pm
7. Love Shad Thames? Help Us Count The Ways
Explore some key developments dating from different periods, and you’ll be encouraged to take photos and make notes of what you see. June 18, 10.30am-12.30pm
8. Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
During the walk visitors will explore numerous pedestrian-priority interventions and public spaces which help build connections between the existing and new communities of this increasingly changing area. June 18, 2pm-4pm
9. Meet The Silvertown Design Panel
With Fletcher Priest and West 8 as lead masterplanners, AHMM, FCB and Benoy as concept architects and a best in class design panel including RSHP, BIG, Adjaye, PLP and Mecanoo, Silvertown Quays will be designed and curated by the world’s finest. June 22, 3pm
10. A Celebration Of Architecture and Community
A celebration of architecture and community at the Yurt Cafe, part of St Katharine’s Precinct. This project opened in November 2015 and includes Artist Studios, Community Hub, Reflective Space and, of course, the joys of a Yurt. June 22, 6.30pm-10.30pm
11. Breaking Down Walls: New Ways Of Approaching Creative Workspace, Bow Arts
The panel will explore the way 20-year-old studio provider Bow Arts has been challenging the traditional artistic set-up. June 22, 6.30pm-9pm
12. Royal Albert Dock ABP Visit
Patrick Hurley, of ABP will share its vision for the new business district, while Conor Daly, Project Leader for Royal Albert Dock at Farrells will provide specific project insights and will be available for a Q&A session on the design of the scheme. June 24, 10am-11am
13. Photography Tour - Shoreditch
Record a snapshot documenting a moment in time in this vibrant area ‘under construction’ as new developments go up on brownfield sites alongside industrial Victorian warehouses and workshops, modern houses and a proliferation of boutique hotels. June 25, 10am-1pm
14. The People Build
Take part in a spectacular architectural event devised by the French artist Olivier Grossetête at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Part of the Greenwich and Docklands International Festival .June 25, 12pm-9pm
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