London Festival of Architecture Returns to Nine Elms

Europe’s biggest architecture festival starts tomorrow (June 1) with a string of events across Battersea and Nine Elms.

The theme for the London Festival of Architecture 2018 is ‘identity’, with local events reflecting the area’s rapid transformation and regeneration.

The London Festival of Architecture began in 2004 and attracts a vast public audience – 400,000 people in 2017 – and a global media audience of millions. The vast majority of events are free, and are staged by a core festival programming team working alongside architecture and design practices and practitioners, leading cultural and academic institutions, artists and many others.

Events in the borough include

  • A pop-up treehouse at Circus West village
  • The ‘Time Truck’ at Circus West Village giving families the chance to learn about local history
  • A family workshop at the Pump House Pavilion exploring how a city is constructed
  • A chance for young people to become ‘architects for a day’ at the Nine Elms Pavilion
  • A photographic exhibition showing the transformation of Battersea Power Station
  • An exhibition and discussion on the importance of local markets. The event will celebrate the opening of the Food Exchange at New Covent Garden
  • A breakfast talk marking the launch of the Battersea Power Station Heritage Trail
  • An exhibition and public consultation on shortlisted proposals to improve the Thessaly Road Railway Bridge.
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