City Crit: Bankside with Allies and Morrison

Join Graham Morrison and Artur Carulla to explore the transformation of Bankside from the ground up

Starts:

11:00am, Saturday, 30 March 2019

Until:

12:30pm, Saturday, 30 March 2019

Tour Guides:

Graham Morrison

Graham Morrison

Artur Carulla

 Artur Carulla

Time: 11 - 12.30

Duration: 1.5 hrs

Getting There: The nearest stations are Southwark, London Bridge or Blackfriars 

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Allies and Morrison will lead a series of special City Crits around London to explore and juxtapose three different approaches to urban transformation in London. This final tour will look at Bankside, where incremental, bottom-up decision-making takes place with an overview from the local authority and interested participants who make up a diverse and changing neighbourhood. 

A lot is happening in Bankside. Over the last decade or two, the world’s most visited museum of modern art moved in (Tate Modern), as did creative businesses of many different guises. New developments such as Bankside 123 and Neo Bankside helped to frame new connections, including a new 1.2 km pedestrian route linking St Paul’s Cathedral on the north bank with Union Street to its south. Allies and Morrison’s own studios can be found in this mix, where the practice has played the part of developer, gradually expanding its presence from one building to four.

This tour will be an opportunity to walk through this changing neighbourhood, one of London’s oldest, yet fresh and new in so many ways, from two grassroots participants in this transformation. They will reveal Bankside’s placemaking medley, introducing the many players in the orchestra, from the area’s different landowners, the Tate, our own practice to those who built the Millennium Bridge. Discover how each has participated in an iterative and evolving urban plan to compose a better city. 

 

Tour Guides:

Graham Morrison 
Graham founded the practice Allies and Morrison with Bob Allies in 1984. He writes and speaks out on architecture, heritage and the changing character of the city at home and abroad. He has held a visiting professorship at Nottingham University and has been an External Examiner at Cambridge University. He was a member of the CABE Design Review panellist, a member of English Heritage’s London Advisory Committee, chair of Southwark’s design review panel, a Commissioner for Historic England and is a member of its Urban Panel; in 2016, he received an OBE for services to architecture. He is currently a chair of the South Downs National Park Design Review Panel.

Artur Carulla
Artur is a partner at Allies and Morrison. Artur is involved across the range of the practice’s work, leading cultural, educational, residential and commercial projects from concept to delivery. He is the partner responsible for the new town centre proposals at Elephant and Castle, a two million square feet residential led development with a new home for the London College of Communication at its heart. He has led the expansion of Allies and Morrison’s studios and a residential tower in Bankside, projects where the practice acted both as architect and developer. Artur is also currently a member of Southwark’s Design Review Panel.