London As It Could Be Now: Public Design Workshop

Sun 22 September 2013, 3pm

  • Image: by Lars Plougmann, used under a Creative Commons Attributuion-ShareAlike license

As a culmination of the London As It Could Be Now open call for portfolios organised by The AF with Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners and the Royal Academy of Arts, the shortlisted architect-led teams will present proposals for sites along the Tidal Thames at a public design workshop, as part of the Richard Rogers: Inside Out exhibition currently on display at the Royal Academy of Arts.

Selected for their innovative ideas for the Thames’ future development, five teams have been chosen to develop their wide-ranging proposals for the capital’s main waterway. With the news currently full of proposals for new airports, floating villages and increased connectivity between North and South London it is more important than ever to consider new ways to harness this artery that runs through the capital to enhance the ways we will live in the future. 

The five design teams are: 
Carl Turner Architects with The Edible Bus Stop
David Kohn Architects
Neil Cummings and 51% Studios
Studio Octopi with Civic Engineers and Jonathan Cook Landscape
The Eastern Reach

The design teams will present their new ideas and visions to a panel of expert advisors including Patricia Brown, Director, Central; Deputy Chair of the Mayor’s Design Advisory Panel (Chair); Eric Parry, Principal, Eric Parry Architects; Andy Bryce, Associate Partner, Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners; and Susannah Wilks, Director, Cross River Partnership and Georgina Young, Senior Curator of Contemporary Collecting, Museum of London, as well as a general audience. 

The ideas presented will subsequently be exhibited as part of the 'Future of London' section of the Richard Rogers: Inside Out exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts as of September 2013.