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A 2020 Vision for the Lee Valley

Monday 17 January 2011 – Saturday 12 February 2011

Lee Valley Regional Park stretches 26 miles along the leafy banks of the River Lee, from Ware in Hertfordshire, through Essex, to the Thames at East India Dock Basin.

AJ Small Projects

Thursday 10 February 2011 – Wednesday 30 March 2011

Sheds, a spinning wardrobe, and a jewel-like bridge have all made it on to the shortlist for this year’s AJ Small Projects Awards, sponsored by Marley Eternit. Every year, the AJ recognises the best architecture built for a contract value of less than £250,000.

Evolutionary Design: An exhibition in applied computational design for architecture

Friday 15 April 2011 – Saturday 14 May 2011

The Ramboll Computational Design group specialises in the use of modelling, simulation and digital engineering techniques to optimise structures. They have developed in-house coded parametric scripts that mimic highly efficient processes in nature. Evolutionary Design is what they call this integrated use of digital engineering intelligence.


Wednesday 18 May 2011 – Friday 24 June 2011

This exhibition documents a retrospective collection of architectural drawings by Steve Humphreys, director of Weston Williamson Architects. The collection spans 25 years of work and documents the development of ideas and concepts in their earliest forms.

Communities Under Pressure

Thursday 16 June 2011 – Thursday 14 July 2011

A new exhibition, based on work produced for the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) uses imagery and film to explore how the place where someone lives can affect the opportunities available to them, and the constraints they face during their lives.

Cable Car

Friday 8 July 2011 – Friday 26 August 2011

An exhibition, in association with TfL, marking the start of construction of the UK's first urban cable car.

Shift Happens!

Monday 1 August 2011 – Tuesday 30 August 2011

SHIFT HAPPENS is an exhibition by four Royal College of Art architecture graduates - winners of the NLA RCA Student Award 2011 - which challenges pressing issues in London’s near future. The work critically engages with diverse areas of the city investigating it from social, political and economic perspectives.

AR House

Thursday 8 September 2011 – Thursday 6 October 2011

AR House celebrates the winners of the annual AR House Award, chosen by an international jury of Beatriz Colomina, Niall McLaughlin, Crispin Kelly and AR Editor Catherine Slessor.

Southwark Reborn: The next chapter

Tuesday 6 September 2011 – Saturday 5 November 2011

'City Reborn' by Kenneth Powell, with a foreword by Renzo Piano, was published in 2004 and celebrated Southwark's achievements in attracting world class developments. It records many completed award-winning schemes as well as projected schemes that had just been approved at that time including the London Bridge Tower, now known as the Shard.

Urban SOS: Water

Friday 11 November 2011 – Saturday 21 January 2012

Sponsored and organised by AECOM, Urban SOS is an annual student competition created to engage students in the fields of urban planning and design, architecture, landscape architecture and engineering with the issues confronting modern cities and to foster a cross-disciplinary approach to the complex challenges facing today’s built and natural environments.

Shaping the Future of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Monday 21 November 2011 – Saturday 21 January 2012

The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park will become a destination of international distinction, a thriving new metropolitan district in London and a focal point for the social and economic regeneration of east London.

London Global Design Hub

Tuesday 11 October 2011 – Thursday 2 February 2012

This exhibition provides a snap shot of the wide variety of work that is being carried out by London-based architects and consultants in 51 different countries across the world, from major new city masterplans through to individual schemes.