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London’s future is in the east where some of London’s best architects are transforming this historic industrial landscape into a place to live and work. This afternoon journey down the River Thames starts in Greenwich and heads out towards Dartford Crossing and back with a special focus on the housing of the eastern Thames.
For this tour our regular guide Benedict O'Looney, an architect and teacher famed for his thoughtful commentary, is joined by Alex Ely, one of London’s leading architects shaping the future of housing in London.
Mae Architects design buildings that seek to address today’s urban, social and environmental challenges. Alex’s team – architects, urban designers, researchers and policy makers - is responsible for a wide range of award winning schemes from masterplans to cultural buildings, housing projects to health care as well as for the Mayor of London’s Housing Design Guide.
Alex will speak for around 20 minutes, and will focus on Mae's Royal Wharf project in Newham. Mae's landmark building for developer Ballymore is a 14-storey tower that forms the backdrop to a new park facing onto the River Thames. The London Borough of Newham was looking for a centrepiece building for this development that resonated with the area and history of Royal Wharf and their design draws inspiration from the history and geology of the site.
Duration 2.45hrs. Regretfully no children under 7. Booked for capacity of the inside covered deck in case of rain.
With pre-order mulled cider availale here
Pre-order bagel also available on the shop page.