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‘The Thames is liquid history’- LFA Urban Design Workshop by PDP London

Memory and experience are inextricably linked to the way we negotiate the urban fabric of London, both as active users of the city (inhabitants) and as ‘agents of change’ (architects) for future iterations of it. 

Representing one of the most recognisable and consistent elements of London over the years, the River Thames has borne witness to its’ myriad developments, providing a valuable multi-generational human and economic resource. 

With the projected growth of London’s population and the increasing demand placed on existing services and infrastructure, we naturally look towards the GLA ‘Opportunity Areas’ as places for future development and expansion. However, it is within these areas that London’s rich industrial heritage is still evident, and at potential threat of being eradicated.  

As part of the London Festival of Architecture 2017 we will be hosting an open studio urban design workshop in our offices on 17th June to explore these opportunity areas that have been earmarked for the expansion of London. We will focus on a selection of sites along the River Thames that have a rich industrial heritage as our ‘sites of speculation’, to produce future iterations of the city embedded with the memory of the past. We propose that by looking into the past of these areas we will be able to unlock invaluable clues that will provide us with the correct tools to best preserve, enhance and develop these parts of London for future generations. Click here to register to attend the workshop on 17th June.

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'City vs. Experience' - LFA 3D Window Installation by PDP London

The way we experience the city is bound up in the constant renewal of London's urban fabric.

As architects we are used to working with historic buildings, giving them a new lease of life whilst still respecting the memories and places of days gone by. 

For the duration of the London Festival of Architecture we welcome visitors and memory makers to experience our 3D window installation from 1st-30th June 2017.

How will you interact with it? What will this tell you about the past, present and future? And more importantly, what will you remember? 

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