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Constructing Communities at the RIBA

21 June - 04 August
Venue: RIBA
Royal Institute of British Architects
66 Portland Place

This summer the RIBA presents works from our ‘Constructing Communities’ Open Call as part of the London Festival of Architecture, across sites in Peckham and at 66 Portland Place. At our headquarters, we present three ambitious 1:1 installations. 


The RIBA is pleased to present a selection of works from our 'Constructing Communities' open call, as part of London Festival of Architecture during summer 2016. The brief set out to find works by large to small practices and students, responding to ideas of how architecture can influence or create communities. The works selected from the open call are exhibited in two sites across London over the summer, in Peckham and at our headquarters at 66 Portland Place.


The exhibition presented at the RIBA at 66 Portland Place presents three one-to-one installations, developed from each team’s open call submission. Each team were awarded £5,000 to realise their structures on a true scale, which will be built and exhibited throughout the RIBA building, with the research and development process being shown in the Practice Space. We are delighted to show projects that have found new ways for architecture to ‘construct communities’ through information exchange, empathy, and recycling. The three selected teams are made up of a group from Fielden Clegg Bradley, Erect Architecture, and MARGIN, a group of former students from Liverpool. The exhibition at the RIBA will launch on our Late Tuesday 21 June with a series of talks, debates, forums, and virtual reality presented by our sponsors, Cityscape Digital. The exhibition will be open each day from 10am to 5pm, until 4th August.


The exhibition of sixteen longlisted projects will take place at Peckham Levels, a creative hub hosting a series of cultural events over the summer.


More info here.