The 2017 London Festival of Architecture (LFA) celebrates London as a global hub of architecture. The theme of the London Festival of Architecture 2017 is “Memory”, celebrating London as a global architectural hub, provoking questions about the life of the city, and promoting positive change to its public realm.
The festival programme features exhibitions and events organised by London’s leading architectural, cultural and academic institutions alongside architects, designers, curators and community groups from around the UK.
NLA Annual Lecture 2017 by Sir David Adjaye OBE
Monday 12 June, 18:30-20:00
Sir David Adjaye OBE will deliver the NLA Annual Lecture 2017, a headline event of the London Festival of Architecture this June. Following his receipt of knighthood for services to architecture in the Queen’s New Year's Honours list, Adjaye will join NLA Chairman Peter Murray in conversation about his work and approach to urban renewal, both in London and around the world.
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London: Design Capital
Exhibition, Wednesday 17 May - Wednesday 12 July
NLA celebrates London’s role as a design capital for architecture, design and engineering around the world in this major exhibition, London: Design Capital. International projects will be showcased, from masterplans through to individual schemes, exploring the global reach of London based skills and talent.
Cities dialogues 1: Active design
Breakfast Talk, Tuesday 6 June, 08:30-10:00
Bringing together the cities of Paris, New York, Copenhagen, Malmö and London, this dialogue will explore how each city is integrating active travel within new and existing pieces of city.
Cities dialogues 2: Communicating architecture
Breakfast Talk, Friday 9 June, 08:30-10:00
Before the new Rem Koolhaas and OMA designed Danish Architecture Centre opens in 2018 we bring together experts to discuss the role of architecture centres in communicating the development of cities to a wider audience.
New London Awards - People's Choice Award
Thursday 8 June - Sunday 25 June
For the month of June, the public will be able to vote for their favourite projects to win the annual People’s Choice Award. Voting details to be announced with the shortlist on June 8
New London Neighbourhood Tour - The City
Walking Tour, Saturday 10 June, 14:00-16:00
Traditionally the historic and financial heart of the capital, The City of London continues to experience ongoing regeneration. Home to some of London’s largest and most high-profile tall buildings, this ever-changing neighborhood offers bustling excitement alongside creative public realm projects and cultural buildings.
New London Neighbourhood Tour - Bankside
Walking Tour, Wednesday 28 June, 10:30-12:30
This area of London, along the south bank of the Thames, offers some of the most exciting and diverse spaces in the capital. With a generous supply of cultural buildings, transport links and river-side public realm, Bankside continues to see increased development of residential and workspace projects together with museum, gallery and theatre improvements.
New London Model Talks
Every Friday in June, 12:30-13:00
+ Saturday 10 June, 12:30-13:00
NLA’s giant interactive model of central London brings the story of London’s historical and physical development to life. A special series of free New London Model Talks for LFA gives visitors the opportunity to learn firsthand about the growth of London from it’s Roman foundations through to the newest contemporary architecture and development.
NLA Family Walking Tour
Saturday 10 June 14:00-16:00
As part of LFA’s Fitzrovia hub weekend, come and discover Bloomsbury with your kids! Join our special Family Walking Tour to hear stories of old London, secret sunken gardens, private squares and Egyptian mummies!
NLA Family Walking Tour
Wednesday 21 June 10:30-12:30
Come and discover Bloomsbury with your kids! Join our special Family Walking Tour to hear stories of old London, secret sunken gardens, private squares and Egyptian mummies!