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Nine Elms on London’s South Bank celebrates its architecture credentials with London Festival of Architecture 2015 Programme

Nine Elms on the South Bank is hosting a series of events throughout June as part of London Festival of Architecture 2015 (LFA), which takes place from 1-30 June. 

As one of the largest regeneration projects underway in Europe, the area perfectly encapsulates this year’s Festival theme of ‘work in progress’. With over 30 schemes either in planning or under construction, Nine Elms’ regeneration will deliver a striking, modern addition to London’s South Bank. New homes, tube stations, public parks, town centres, offices, hotels (and potentially a new pedestrian and cycle bridge) are all certain to play a part in the creation of central London’s newest district. 

Some of the world’s leading architects and designers, including Rafael Viñoly, Frank Gehry, Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, Sir Terry Farrell, Allies and Morrison, Kieran Timberlake, Kohn Pedersen Fox and Fosters + Partners, are reshaping the entire district on a scale seldom seen in an established world city.

Building on the success of Nine Elms’ 2014 LFA Programme, this year’s programme will look to reflect the area’s heritage and industrial past which influence the area’s vision and future, incorporating existing architectural icons such as Battersea Power Station and much loved gems like the Tea House Theatre and Brunswick House. 

The programme of events will showcase the rapid pace of transformation across this former industrial area, which include: a horticultural spa experience, walking tours which will trace the area’s transformation; an evening reception and panel discussion at LASSCO’s Brunswick House will explore the challenges of creating a ‘sense of place’; an exhibition on the Mezzanine of the UK’s largest flower market will showcase the 74 longlisted designs and technical drawings for the Nine Elms Pimlico bridge design competition and an architecturally-themed pub quiz on Battersea Barge in partnership with Londonist will test the minds of building boffins.

Those wishing to attend the free guided walks or panel session must register by email to nineelmsonthesouthbank@thecommunicationgroup.co.uk

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