A series of three talks: 13, 20, 27 March, 18.30, £6/£4 each Booking essential: 0117 922 1540
Don’t miss this fascinating trio of talks hosted by the Architecture Centre to discover the lessons learnt from the delivery and legacy of the London 2012 Olympic Games. As the West of England Local Enterprise Partnership continues to develop plans for the Temple Quarter Enterprise Zone, these talks focus on the design of urban landscapes, flexible and sustainable venues and creative and viable temporary uses. Linked to the Architecture Centre’s current Olympic legacy themed exhibition, After the Party, the presentations and discussions consider the future sustainability of Olympic developments and their urban impact.
I: Urban Landscapes (13 March)
Stephen Witherford presents architects Witherford Watson Mann’s visionary work on the Lower Lea Valley, one of the most exciting and challenging urban regeneration opportunities in Britain. As host to the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, the Lower Lea Valley contains some of London’s most distinctive and vivid landscapes. The Olympic and Legacy development have removed major tracts of polluted land, providing a major portion of the overall infrastructure for the regenerated valley, as well as delivering ground-breaking new sporting facilities, housing and commercial space.
II: Venues (20 March)
Nick Reynolds, senior principal/director of Populous, presents the practice’s work on the World’s most environmentally friendly Olympic stadium for London 2012. Populous embraced the opportunity to develop the architectural language of venue design to achieve a balance between the immediate needs of the large Games stadium against a long term, small scale venue.
III: Meanwhile Use (27 March)
Shankari Raj Edgar, from Bristol based CODA Architects, presents research on the future of temporary developments in our cities, commissioned by the London Legacy Development Corporation. Alongside other design and strategy projects, she brought together Common Capital, Cardiff University and Pop Up Bristol to collaborate on a research project for The London Legacy Development Corporation, investigating how to successfully deliver Meanwhile Use Spaces in the current economic climate.
Bristol BS1 4QA
T: 0117 922 1540
Wednesday 8 January – Sunday 7 April 2013 Open Wednesday to Friday: 11am – 5pm Saturday and Sunday: 12pm – 5pm Closed all day Monday and Tuesday