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London Festival of Architecture takes in Royal Wharf

July 2018
Royal Wharf, Ballymore & Oxley’s flagship development in London’s Royal Docks, will join the capital’s finest architectural plans, projects and minds as part of the annual London Festival of Architecture this June.
 
Within this year’s programme, Ballymore & Oxley will host an event on the evening of 26th June at Royal Wharf. Taking place between 6.30pm and 9.00pm, guests will experience a comprehensive tour of the unique 3,385 homes scheme, led by Glenn Howells of Glenn Howells Architects. This will be followed by presentations from Alex Ely of Mae Architects and Chris Lee of Serie Architects. Each will explain how understanding the history of the site and the wider context of London’s ‘great estates’ have shaped the development’s architectural identity.
 
Part of the Royal Docks regeneration area, Royal Wharf is steeped in history. The 19th century witnessed the area’s transformation from riverside marshland to world-leading port. This unique heritage is reflected in the design of the scheme, with industrial materials used throughout. In addition, Park View Place, designed by Mae Architects, incorporates scalloped details in testament to the oyster shells discovered in the excavation of the dock walls.
 
The tour ends at the Marketing Suite designed by HAL Architects. The elegant, minimal box in dark metal and glass offers sweeping views of Greenwich Peninsula and the Thames Barrier. After the presentations drinks will be served.
 
More at: https://www.londonfestivalofarchitecture.org/event/royal-wharf-site-tour-and-architectural-presentation/

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