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Walkable London: Upgrading the urban prosperity engine

Tuesday 5 December 2017 – Monday 26 February 2018

All over the world, trends are being observed towards pedestrianising whole districts rather than individual streets. In this exhibition, Zaha Hadid Architects proposes “Walkable London”, a full-scale network of pedestrian routes which will create corridors of activation across the capital.

Don't Move, Improve! 2018 exhibition

Friday 26 January 2018 – Saturday 28 April 2018

Free exhibition

Celebrating London’s best-designed and most innovative home extensions completed in the last two years across the capital, this free exhibition displays a wealth of inspiration for those looking to embark on their own home improvements.

Women’s Literacy and Healthcare Centre in Bangladesh

Saturday 3 March 2018 – Saturday 28 April 2018

Celebrating a community led project in a remote village in Bangladesh, the Rajapur Women’s Literacy and Healthcare Centre, this exhibition illustrates the collective effort of the professionals living and working in London, who kindly volunteered for this charity project.

21 Years of Evolution in Architectural Visualisation

Thursday 3 May 2018 – Wednesday 30 May 2018

Showcasing how the architectural visualisation industry has evolved over the last two decades, this exhibition takes visitors on a journey with retro, quirky and nostalgic elements, specially chosen to encourage interaction, education and fun. The evolution of visualisation is explored through a range of techniques, from view-masters, time-lapse, AVR to Oculus Rift.

Knowledge Capital: making places for education, innovation and health

Friday 4 May 2018 – Saturday 7 July 2018

Free exhibition

An exploration of projects, initiatives and ideas supporting the transformation of London’s education and health sector.

Clean Air for London

Wednesday 6 June 2018 – Monday 30 July 2018

Air quality is one of the capital’s most pressing challenges, with current pollution levels contributing to over 9,000 early deaths each year. The Mayor, boroughs, business improvement districts, individual businesses and communities are all taking action to improve the air we breathe. But there is still much more to be done.

RCA Student Prize for Architecture and Innovation

Thursday 2 August 2018 – Wednesday 29 August 2018

Free Entry

Selected from the Royal College of Arts architecture graduate show, this year’s winning projects tackle pressing infrastructure issues – from the creation of complex new transport hubs, hi-tech agricultural production, to how we overcome severance between neighbourhoods and even the tools we use to design and build in an unbiased, post-binary world.

New London Awards 2018 exhibition

Monday 16 July 2018 – Saturday 29 September 2018

The New London Awards are London’s annual celebration of the best architecture, planning and construction in the capital. This year, over 150 projects across 15 categories of the built environment were shortlisted for their high-quality design and exemplar contribution to placemaking.


Saturday 6 October 2018 – Sunday 21 October 2018

Free exhibition

MultiPly, an installation by Waugh Thistleton Architects, the American Hardwood Export Council and Arup, will be on display in the crescent just outside of the Building Centre until Sunday 21 October.

Smart Art / Smart Cities

Tuesday 4 September 2018 – Monday 29 October 2018

The exhibition explores how an international group of artists are bringing original ideas to our cities.

Growth of London

Permanent exhibition

Learn about London's dynamic development over its 2,000 year history and its continued evolution.

The New London Model

Permanent Display, Free Entry

NLA’s giant new interactive model of central London brings the story of London’s historical and physical development to life through a sophisticated projection system integrated with films.

Factory-made Housing: a solution for London?

Wednesday 10 October 2018 – Friday 18 January 2019

Free exhibition

With the current big push on factory-made housing, what opportunities and challenges does this present the future of housing in London? How are we employing innovative models of construction and delivery to meet the 66,000 homes needed each year?

Growth Lines – an exhibition of work by MICA Architects

Wednesday 5 December 2018 – Tuesday 29 January 2019

Free exhibition

Cities need to accommodate sustainable growth, within the context of emerging metropolitan plans and policies.