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Urban Jigsaw: what next?


● Fully booked

Monday 26 March 2018
6.30 — 8pm

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The Well-line by Chetwoods

Image courtesy of the artist.

From underground delivery infrastructure to creative spaces, this panel discussion explores how the projects submitted for the Royal Academy’s Urban Jigsaw competition have developed over the last two years.

In 2015, the Royal Academy ran a competition, calling for architects to come up with new, creative uses for London’s brownfield sites. We asked for ideas that were innovative, imaginative, research driven and, ultimately, capable of realising the potential of these missing pieces of London’s urban jigsaw. The resulting projects offered new infrastructure, housing, community projects, creative studios, and proposed a new typology for courthouses and the administration of justice.

This event invites back three of the finalists, Alma-nac, Atelier Kite, and Chetwoods Architects, to discuss their ideas and their relevance to the capital two years on. Proposals born out of architectural competitions often get forgotten, but these practices have moved their ideas forward to create genuinely viable solutions to tackle issues relating to London’s land use. The three architecture practices will consider their proposals in the context of the broader issues of re-use, and how they can address the downsides of the city’s rapid development.

The discussion will be chaired by Labour London Assembly Member Tom Copley.

● Fully booked

● Cancelled

Monday 26 March 2018

6.30 — 8pm

The Reynolds Room, Burlington House, Royal Academy of Arts, Piccadilly

£8, £5 concessions. Includes talk and drinks reception.