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London Festival of Architecture – 1st to 30th June 2015

Introduction

The London Festival of Architecture  is a series of events and activities that highlight many of current issues within and connected to architecture.
Each year the festival selects a central theme that all applicants and institutions must respond to, this year the LFA have chosen ‘Work in Progress’.
Dating back to 2004, the London Festival of Architecture started its days as the London Architecture Biennale before it became the London Festival of Architecture in 2008.

The London Festival of Architecture 2015 is  a month- long, city-wide celebration of architecture and the built environment, presenting London as a global hub of architectural practice, experimentation, teaching and debate. This  year’s festival programme offers a range of events from talks to tours, exhibitions to workshops, taking place across London throughout June.
Through the festival, people will be offered a chance to explore the changing nature of work, and workspace, but also its impact on, and role in, the evolution of London.
Several major events will take place during the festival, bringing an international dimension to the month’s activity, including the World Architecture Festival’s  UK showcase and the RIBA’s Designing City Resilience.

There will be over 200 events at various locations all over London, some of the highlights include Never Mind the Bollards – New London Architecture, Giant Dolls House Project— SHOEBOX for SHELTER Catja de Haas & Lala Thorpe (Artescape), Talk Architecture—Regeneration  and Our Voice (The People’s Salon), Exhibition –  10 Best Buildings of the  Last 10 Years (New London Architecture), Tour – Exploring Nine Elms Nine Elms on the South Bank and Debate –  Cultivating Creative Cities at the Royal Academy of Arts.

If you would like more information about events, visit the Festival website here

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London Open House Weekend – 20th and 21st September 2014

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Open House started in 1992 as a small, not-for-profit organisation to promote public awareness and appreciation of the capital’s building design and architecture. The intention was to open up London’s  buildings to the general public who don’t otherwise have access. This was seen as  a way of helping the wider community to become more knowledgeable, engage in dialogue and make informed judgements on architecture.

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The ethos of Open-City is to draw attention to the value that public space offers to the community, their pioneering programmes and initiatives are designed to meet the needs of decision-makers, young people and the wider community.

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The concept has become so successful it has spread to nearly 20 cities worldwide. These are New York, Dublin, Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Helsinki, Melbourne, Galway, Barcelona, Slovenia, Chicago, Rome, Lisbon, Perth, Adelaide, Brisbane, Thessaloniki, Limerick, Buenos Aires, with Gdansk-Sopot-Gdynia, Athens, San Diego and Vienna joining in 2014. All cities are part of the Open House Worldwide Family, which strongly holds that the ethos behind the original event remains consistent.

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The vast majority of buildings are on a first come basis, however, a few of the properties will require you to book in advance through them and contact details are given in the building entry.

 For more information , visit the Open House London weekend website here

 London Visitors is the official blog for the Visiting London Guide .com website. The website was developed to bring practical advice and latest up to date news and reviews of events in London.
Since our launch in January, we attract thousands of readers each month, the site is constantly updated.
We have sections on Museums and Art Galleries, Transport, Food and Drink, Places to Stay, Security, Music, Sport, Books and many more.
There are also hundreds of links to interesting articles on our blog.
To find out more visit the website here