This year’s London Festival of Architecture is entitled ‘The Welcoming City’. A city-wide celebration of architecture in the capital, the Festival will host a series of events to highlight London’s status as an international architectural hub. Centrally curated by three leading LFA organisations, ‘The Welcoming City’ will comprise of three key weekends over the Festival period.
The West End Hub ‘Nash Ramblas’, 19 – 20 June is centred around Regent Street and the Royal Parks. Amongst other issues, it highlights possibilities for an improved pedestrian route along the Nash Plan of 1810 for Regents Park and Regent Street. The East End Hub, 26 – 27 June will host a series of Festival activities including a new commission from critically-acclaimed Austrian architects Feld72 reviving a vacant town centre building. The Southbank and Bankside Hub, 3 – 4 July brings focus to the area stretching between the culturally vibrant South bank of the River Thames and the Elephant and Castle neighbourhood, creating multiple opportunities for exchange between Festival visitors and local residents.