NLA announces autumn exhibition programme

Tuesday 26 July 2005

New London Architecture (NLA), the capital’s first permanent exhibition space dedicated to London’s architecture, announces its autumn exhibition programme.

Highlighting all that is new in architecture, planning and development in the capital, this major new visitor destination hosts a continuous series of free exhibitions throughout the year, exploring themes topical to London and its built environment. The programme sits alongside NLA’s permanent showcase of current and planned major development proposed for the capital (over £100billion over the next two decades), with a giant model of central London surrounded by a display of new architecture being built in the 33 boroughs. 

Located just off Tottenham Court Road at The Building Centre on Store Street in WC1, NLA is a place where Londoners and the city’s visitors can go to discover the dynamic changes transforming the capital, and ensuring its position as one of the world’s most exciting cities. 

Lecture and seminar programmes will accompany each exhibition. See for further details.

The Changing Face of London
7 July – 10 September 2005
NLA’s opening exhibition The Changing Face of London will for the first time bring together the megaprojects set to transform the metropolis. Be it the creation of Stratford City and Heathrow Terminal 5, or the redevelopment of Kings Cross, White City, Elephant & Castle and Cricklewood, London is undergoing a scale of change not seen for three quarters of a century, which will have an impact on us all. This exhibition will give both the public and professionals the opportunity to compare and contrast these major developments and take part in the debate about the future of London. 
The show will be accompanied by a mini exhibition of photographic portraits “The Faces that are Changing London” including images of Jean Nouvel, Gerald Ronson, Michael Hussey, John Ritblat, Lord Rogers, Lord Foster and Richard Burdett.

Civilising Spaces
12 September – 8 October 2005
This exhibition will celebrate the growing understanding of the importance of excellent, amenable and accessible public spaces in London, centred on the Mayor's initiative of 100 Public Spaces. It will highlight progress on some 40 projects right across London including Victoria Embankment, Exhibition Road in Kensington, Sloane Square, Gillett Square Hackney, Dagenham Dock, Barking Town Centre and Lewisham Gateway. The exhibition will explore traditions of the public realm in London: Smithfield, Covent Garden, the London squares, the parks and major public spaces like Trafalgar and Parliament Squares, as well as looking at recent European and American initiatives.

Capital Health – London’s new healthcare estate
10 October – 12 November 2005
The healthcare sector is currently undergoing the largest capital building programme in its history. The New London Healthcare exhibition will look at the historical, contemporary and future healthcare estate in London, which will be transformed over the next 10 years. Themes such as healing environments, new models of care and new technology will be explored in their architectural context. 
Curated by The Building Centre Trust.

Venue: New London Architecture, The Building Centre, 26 Store Street, London, WC1E 7BT
Opening hours: Open Mon-Fri 9am-6pm / Sat 10am-4pm, Closed Sundays
Tickets: Admission free
Nearest tube: Tottenham Court Road & Warren Street
Further details:

Notes to editors
New London Architecture is an exhibition space for London, Londoners and its visitors. It will be a place where anyone can find out what is going on in the capital, debate the issues with the architects, developers and politicians who are behind the projects that are transforming the city, and share in specialist knowledge. 

NLA’s two galleries, together with lecture and events spaces and café, is curated by Peter Murray of Wordsearch and managed by Nick McKeogh of Pipers. In the main gallery, a permanent giant model of central London is surrounded by a display of key projects being built across the 33 London boroughs. In the second gallery, a rolling programme of temporary exhibitions explores topical London issues, starting with The Changing Face of London. The exhibitions are supported by an Open House Learning education programme, together with talks, events and website. 

NLA’s website give the projects an online presence, functioning as an informal portal for London events, projects, practices and people.

New London Architecture (NLA) is assisted by an advisory group of leading London planners, designers, developers and architectural commentators, and sponsored by companies and organisations that support the promotion of high quality design in the built environment for London to a professional and public audience.

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