London Interactive: New London Architecture

24 November 1997 - 1 March 1998

  • The exhibition at The Architecture Foundation
  • The exhibition floorplan
  • The exhibition at The Architecture Foundation
  • An installation at the exhibition
  • Topographic of London
  • The exhibition at The Architecture Foundation
  • The exhibition flyer title

The first layer of London Interactive, the first ever interactive model of London, was launched in November 1997 by the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, The Rt. Hon Chris Smith MP. Developed by The Architecture Foundation and Hayes Davidson, New London Architecture pinpointed the Capital's recent architecture featuring over 70 completed buildings, completed within the last 10 years. Panoramic photography allowed users to move around a number of selected buildings, including the Oo Tower, Lloyd's and The British Library.

Hayes Davidson created a digital model based on aerial and satellite photography, transforming the AF gallery space into a public gateway to information on London. The public and experts could access information on terminals on projects, initiatives, buildings, transport and areas of potential development. This was intended as a point around which architects, politicians, artists and town planners would come together to brainstorm the future of London in 3D.