Our Howick Place home became a hub for some of the country’s finest architects, designers and urban planners as we hosted the launch of the London Festival of Architecture 2016.
Over 400 attendees marked the start of the month’s programme of events, which celebrate London as a global hub of architectural experimentation, practice and debate. Taking place throughout June, the annual festival provokes questions about the contemporary and future life of the city, promoting positive change to its public realm.
The choice of launch setting showcased a very recent collaboration between U+I and its architects; our 2016 RIBA award shortlisted offices were designed by Phil Coffey Architects and Ab Rogers Design.
This year’s festival theme of 'Community' continues the LFA legacy as a catalyst for change, by proposing ways in which Londoners, as well as visitors to this global hub, can be active participants in the city. From reinterpreting familiar places through new installations and animations, and redesigning public spaces, to testing interactive forms of consultation and planning for future urban development, festival participants will be encouraged to comment on, and propose ideas for the betterment of the city around them.
To find out more about the full programme of events taking place across London this month, visit the London Festival of Architecture website.