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London Festival of Architecture 2016

June 2016

The 2016 London Festival of Architecture (LFA) celebrates London as a global hub of architecture. The theme of the London Festival of Architecture 2016 is “Community”, and the festival aims to connect with as many people as possible to demonstrate architecture’s relevance to London and its diverse communities.

Growing Communities

June 2016

What does community really mean in our densely populated capital and how do we make spaces that improve the lives of those who live there?

Listening to Londoners - Community engagement in development

Breakfast Talk , Friday 3 June 2016

08:30 - 10:00 (Registration from 08:00)

As London continues to grow, the need for measured and innovative community engagement has never been stronger.

New London Walking Tour - Bankside

Walking Tours, Saturday 4 June 2016

14:00-16:00 (Registration at 13:45)

Starting at Southwark Underground station, explore Bankside’s regeneration from Millennium Bridge to Tate Modern, through to the Shard and the More London development to the east.

Considerate Cyclists’ Concours d’Elegance

, Saturday 4 June 2016

18.30 - 19.00

New London Innovation powered by PechaKucha

Vision London Event, Tuesday 7 June 2016

17:00 – 18:15

This PechaKucha will hear from architects and engineers working on innovative projects and ideas in the capital which will improve the way we live, work and play in the capital. How are designers responding to change and using innovation to improve London’s built environment?

New London Walking Tour - Fitzrovia

Walking Tours, Saturday 11 June 2016

14:00-16:00 (Registration at 13:45)

Starting at New London Architecture, this walk will investigate how Fitzrovia's carefully restored Georgian splendour sits next to dynamic, contemporary office schemes.

New London Walking Tour - Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Walking Tours, Saturday 18 June 2016

14:00-16:00 (Registration at 13:45)

Four years after that momentous summer, our Olympic Park walk will focus on the sustainable legacy of the park's buildings, public space and transport links.

South West London: Crossrail 2 Corridor

Briefing , Thursday 23 June 2016


With a significant number of South West London spurs, Crossrail 2 is set to change the face of this corner of the capital. What are the development opportunities for areas around future Crossrail 2 corridors and what are the strategic visions for bringing this forward? 

Growing Communities: Soapbox Talks

Soapbox talk

Every Friday in June 13:15-13:45 (Registration from 13:00)

Taking place in the NLA galleries each Friday of June, this series of free lunchtime soapbox talks will explore why growing matters, how well designed public realm benefits communities, and lots more…

New London Walking Tour - King's Cross St Pancras

Walking Tours, Saturday 25 June 2016

14:00-16:00 (Registration at 13:45)

The dramatic renewal of this key two-station transport hub kick-started the transformation of 67acres of old railway and industrial land behind, now known as King’s Cross Central.

What is Community? Powered by PechaKucha

Pecha Kucha, Tuesday 28 June 2016

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

An evening of presentations, powered by PechaKucha, will invite a series of social innovators to present projects, which are engaging, or could engage, London’s communities in creating better places and spaces.

New London Walking Tour - Canary Wharf

Walking Tours, Wednesday 29 June 2016

10:30-12:30 (Registration at 10:15)

Just 28 years after construction began, Canary Wharf is one of London’s planning success stories. This walk will explore new developments in the area as it awaits the arrival of Crossrail in 2018.

How transport-led development is unlocking housing for the capital

Half-day Conference, Wednesday 29 June 2016

09:00 – 11:30 (Registration from 08:30)

Transport-led development will be critical to unlocking key future areas of regeneration and growth in the capital, as London’s population continues to rise.

NLA Annual Lecture 2016 – Assemble

Annual Lecture, Thursday 30 June 2016

18:30 - 20:00

2015 Turner Prize winners Assemble, a collective based in London who work across the fields of art, architecture and design, will give the NLA Annual Lecture in 2016.