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Ruth Duston on bringing The London Festival of Architecture to the Northbank

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May 30, 2017

The Northbank is a proud sponsor of this year's London Festival of Architecture.

Ruth Duston, The Northbank BID Chief Executive: “For me, the London Festival of Architecture represents a fascinating genre of the arts. I am delighted that the Northbank is part of the LFA 2018 programme, giving us the opportunity to celebrate and open up our footprint demonstrating the wonderful juxtaposition of old and new, bringing together different eras they represent. Our lively history is written into he fabric of our streets with aspects relatively unchanged; the bustling Strand and Aldwych, the vibrant side streets like Villiers Street, the iconic Trafalgar Square, distinct designs like the art deco Adelphi, and hubs of creativity like Somerset House. Looking forward, the harsh concrete surfaces of roads and century-old buildings are being increasingly retrofitted to soften the space and enliven it with greenery. People are being encouraged to engage with these spaces more and offer their insight into how their Northbank can evolve in a sustainable way. Our landscape and architecture is a representation of the people that make our city so great – rich, diverse and vibrant all coexisting side by side.  The London Festival of Architect allows Londoners and visitors to dissect spaces and exaggerate possibilities, allowing their city to be a place to play, learn and discover. For this reason it was incredibly important for us to be at the centre of it…”

 

Read the full article here, on the LFA’s website.

 

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