June 2015 Toggle

What is London made of?

Pecha Kucha, Tuesday 2 June 2015

16:00-17:00 (registration and drinks from 15:30)

How are new materials helping to deliver better buildings and projects for the capital? NLA presented a lively series of quick-fire pechakucha presentations hearing from London architects, designers and engineers on the new materials that are improving the efficiency, responsiveness and design of London’s buildings.

Never Mind the Bollards: Curator-led tour with Sarah Gaventa

Curator-led Tours, Friday 5 June 2015

09:00-09:30 (registration from 08:45)

Sarah Gaventa, the curator, led a tour of Never Mind the Bollards that discussed: why do bollards look like cannons? What do all those manholes actually cover? How do London’s Plane trees help improve our streets? And how do we make better streets for all?

Fresh Thinking in Public Realm Design, Powered by Pechakucha

Pecha Kucha, Monday 8 June 2015

18:30-20:30 (registration from 18:00)

From how public realm is funded to accessibility improvements, this NLA event powered by pechakucha, looked at what fresh thinking is currently being explored to ensure London is offering the best public spaces to all.

New London Walking Tour: Olympic Park

Walking Tours, Saturday 13 June 2015

14:00-16:00 (registration from 13:45)

Discover London's latest architecture on the New London Walking Tours, now taking place twice a month! Explore how the capital's buildings and streetscapes are changing through a guided walking tour of one of six Central London quarters - each distinct in their character and history.

Workspace Match, powered by Pecha Kucha

Pecha Kucha, Wednesday 17 June 2015

18:30-20:30 (registration from 18:00)

Supporting the London Festival of Architecture’s 2015 theme ‘Work in Progress’, the Greater London Authority and New London Architecture hosted this quick-fire series of Pecha Kucha presentations on open workspaces in London. The event heard from workspace providers, developers and local authorities on the sorts of spaces that are being created around London to support the small business sector, and help provide introductions to developers and workspace providers.

Never Mind the Bollards: The design and social history of our streets and public spaces

Soapbox talk , Thursday 18 June 2015

12:30-13:30

Bring your lunch, debate and heckle our public space experts – each of whom has been given 15 minutes to talk about the history and design London's public spaces.

People need places

Free Breakfast Talk, Thursday 18 June 2015

08:30 – 09:30 (Registration from 08:00)

As part of NLA’s Public London programme, this breakfast talk examined the value of public realm improvements in creating better places.

What next for London’s infrastructure?

Half-day Conference, Friday 19 June 2015

09:00 - 13:00 (registration from 08:30)

This NLA half-day conference brought together transport and infrastructure experts, planners, boroughs, developers and their consultants to examine the future of London’s infrastructure.

Public London: Masterclasses with public realm experts

Walking Tours, Tuesday 23 June 2015

12:00-13:30, 14:30-16:00

To further explore the projects celebrated in NLA's Public London Insight Study and exhibition, NLA invited a series of public realm experts to lead special study tours exploring key new public spaces. A unique opportunity to gain insight into the formation of new public spaces, these technical masterclasses looked at the processes behind designing, delivering and maintaining London's urban realm. 

New London Walking Tour: Bloomsbury

Walking Tours, Wednesday 24 June 2015

10:30 - 12:30 (registration from 10:15)

Discover London's latest architecture on the New London Walking Tours, now taking place twice a month! Explore how the capital's buildings and streetscapes are changing through a guided walking tour of one of eight Central London quarters - each distinct in their character and history.

London BID Summit

Half-day Conference, Thursday 25 June 2015

14:00-17:30 (registration from 13:30)

London's Business Improvement Districts play an important role in delivering better places and managed environments. The first London BID was set up ten years ago, so this London BID Summit provides a timely review of the governance of London's commercial centres.

Royal Academy reimagined

Breakfast Talk , Friday 26 June 2015

08:30 – 09:30 (Registration from 08:00)

This NLA breakfast talk explored David Chipperfield’s redevelopment of the Royal Academy.

Never Mind the Bollards: What are the major issues affecting the design of street and public spaces today?

Soapbox talk , Friday 26 June 2015

12:30-13:30

Bring your lunch, debate and heckle our public space experts – each of whom has been given 15 minutes to talk about the history and design London's public spaces.

NLA's Annual Lecture 2015 by Thomas Heatherwick

Annual Lecture, Monday 29 June 2015

18.30-20.30pm (registration open from 17.30)

Thomas Heatherwick, one of Britain's most innovative and influential designers, gave the NLA Annual Lecture 2015, focusing on designing spaces that encourage interaction between people.

AJ Specification Live - Walls, Ceilings & Partitions

Technical Seminar , Tuesday 30 June 2015

16:00 - 18:00 (Registration from 15:45) event followed by drinks

The 30 June event focussed on walls, ceilings & partitions and featured speakers from Hugh Broughton Architects, Ryder Architecture, SAS International and Schumann Consult.