London As It Could Be Now: New Visions for the Thames

The Architecture Foundation, together with Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners and the Royal Academy of Arts, have now announced the 5 design teams selected for London As It Could Be Now: New Visions for the Thames public design workshopideas presented will subsequently be exhibited as part of the ‘Future of London’ section of the Richard Rogers RA: Inside Out exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts, London which runs until 13 October 2013.

Kingston University Landscape Architecture will be well represented as two of the teams feature students, teaching staff and alumni.

  • The Eastern Reach – The Eastern Reach is a collective of designers, engineers and ecologists: George Wade, Ed Wall, Helena Rivera, Chris McCarthy, Kate Priestman and Alex Malaescu

The competition called for ideas on the future development of the river Thames in London. Selected for their innovative ideas for the Thames’ future development, the teams have been chosen to develop their wide-ranging proposals for the capital’s main waterway.  The multidisciplinary design teams will put forward their ideas and visions for self-selected sites along the Tidal Thames.  With the news currently full of proposals for new airports, floating villages and increased connectivity between North and South London it is more important than ever to consider new ways to harness this artery that runs through the capital to enhance the ways we will live in the future.

The design teams present their proposals at a public design workshop on 22 September hosted by the Royal Academy, where they will present their visions to a panel of expert advisors including architects Graham Stirk and Eric Parry as well as the deputy chair of the London Mayor’s Design Advisory Panel Patricia Brown.


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