CALL FOR ENTRIES - Des Res: London’s Housing Challenge

Thursday 14 February 2008

24 April – 14 June 2008. New London Architecture is currently inviting project submissions for Des Res, its most ambitious exhibition and events programme to date.

Des Res seeks to engage as wide an audience as possible in the debate about the future of London’s housing and to encourage discussion between policy-makers, planners, developers, designers and clients.
The capital’s population is growing faster than any other major European city, with an estimated increase of 700,000 people over the next 15 years. How do we provide affordable, well-designed and well-built homes? How can we meet the need for high-density sustainable housing? How do we make communities which work? What effect does public realm have on where we want to live? What role will residential development play in regenerating areas in mixed use schemes and who will build London’s homes? 
NLA invites you to submit example(s) of recently-completed or planned residential projects in London from one-off homes or extensions to large-scale masterplans.
DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES IS FRIDAY 29 FEBRUARY 2008

Notes to editors 

• Des Res: 24 April – 14 June at New London Architecture, The Building Centre, 26 Store Street, London, WC1E 7BT. Opening times, Monday – Friday, 9am – 6pm and Saturday, 10am – 5pm. Admission free. T: 020 7636 4044, E: info@newlondonarchitecture.org 

• Submission requirements: Entry form available on request from Kate Groves at New London Architecture. T: 020 7636 4044 or E: residential@newlondonarchitecture.org 

• New London Architecture (NLA) at The Building Centre is an exhibition centre dedicated to the future of the built environment in London that is open to the public free of charge six days a week. The capital is undergoing a period of massive change and NLA is a place where everyone - professionals, politicians and the public - can find out and get involved in what is happening to the city. NLA has over 2500 visitors a week to the public exhibitions, events, talks and lectures that are organised to encourage constant debate, learning and networking across the profession and local communities - www.newlondonarchitecture.org

• Principal Sponsors: Argyll, CABE, City of London, DTZ, Ramboll Whitbybird. 

• Partners: Allford Hall Monaghan Morris, Anshen + Allen, Architecture PLB, Arup, Assael Architecture, BDP, Beetham Organisation, Bennetts Associates, bptw partnership, British Council for Offices, British Land, British Waterways, Broadgate Estates, Broadway Malyan, Buro Four, Buro Happold, Butler & Young Group, Central London Partnership, Child Graddon Lewis, Colliers CRE, Connisbee, Construction Products Association, David Chipperfield Architects, Davis Langdon ,English Partnerships, EPR Architects, Farrell & Partners, Foster + Partners, Gardiner & Theobald, GL Hearn, GMW Architects, Great Portland Estates, Hines, HLM Architects, HOK, Holder Mathias Architects, Hurford Salvi Carr, International Art Consultants, Jackson Coles, Jones Lang LaSalle, L&Q Group, Legal & General, London Borough of Newham, London Communications Agency, London Development Agency, Minerva plc, PKS Architects, Pipers, Pollard Thomas Edwards Architects, Price & Myers, Pringle Brandon, PRP, RMJM, Rolfe Judd, Sidell Gibson, Skidmore Owings & Merrill, Stanhope, ttsp, URS, Waterman, Westfield, Wordsearch, Woods Bagot

For further press information on Des Res please contact: Dominique Owen at Caro Communications T: +44 (0)20 7336 8488 E: dominique@carocommunications.com

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