London Festival of Architecture is Coming Soon!

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    • Culture/Cuisine
    • 24-04-15

One of the UK’s premier architectural events is coming to London this June. The annual London Festival of Architecture takes place across the capital and celebrates the latest theories, practice and importance of architecture in contemporary society.

The event is traditionally a forum for debate, speculation and innovation where professionals and students are invited to contribute their ideas and theories.

The 2015 festival will, for the first time, feature a wider international programme which showcases the Serpentine’s Summer Pavilion, designed by Spanish architects Selgas Cano.

The work of Irish designers will also be celebrated as part of the festival’s International Focus Country initiative – the focal point will be a multi-platform exhibition which presents the work of upcoming Irish architects.

This year’s subject, a ‘Work in Progress’ explores how architecture has transformed London, helping to connect our capital in both a social and global context.

The festival’s aim is to highlight the ‘key role architecture plays in social, urban and cultural development’. To discuss these themes, the festival will bring together a host of academic and cultural institutions such as the Royal Institute of British Architects, Royal Academy of Arts, Design Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum and Serpentine Galleries.

Numerous events will be held throughout June including a variety of exhibitions, talks, debates, screenings, installations and family activities.

There will also be a series of expert guided tours held in conjunction with the Greater London Authority, which will take place across a selection of London town centres and high streets.

Among the issues considered will be London’s vertical development, and its relation to office design and office decoration.

The LFA offers unprecedented access to established architects via the ‘Open Studios’ programme, run by the Royal Institute of British Architects.

In addition, emerging architectural talents will be present at the festival, with all of the major schools presenting their work through a range of student shows.

The renewed international focus, which will be evident at this year’s LFA, owes much to the 2013 Farrell Review of Architecture and the Built Environment.

The review, which was conducted by architectural luminary, Sir Teddy Farrell, provided expert guidance on the future direction of British architecture.

As part of its findings, the review called for the development of a high-level international conference and exhibition that showcased the excellence in British architecture as well as its global impact.

Last year’s event saw more than 200 events take place across London including walking tours, cycle rides, films and exhibitions.

Mayor of London, Boris Johnson is a strong advocate of the LFA and suggests that “the festival makes an enormous contribution to London’s profile by promoting the talent, output and success of our architectural sector. The debate and engagement the festival creates helps shape this great city.”

The full programme and itinerary for the 2015 London Festival of Architecture will be released this spring and is expected surpass the 2014 event in terms of scale and ambition. For the latest information regarding this year’s event visit the official website: