18 February – 29 May
Futures Found: The Real and Imagined Cityscapes of Post-War Britain
Piccadilly Site, London
The RA Architecture Programme presents a season exploring post-war British architecture and its contexts, meanings and legacies today. The Royal Academy displays Futures Found: The Real and Imagined Cityscapes of Post-War Britain, which will explore the contrasts between the ambitions for Britain’s new post-war cityscapes and the varied futures that were created. The new architecture created during the period was the most visible manifestation of this transformation, with the designs of new schools, hospitals and houses reflecting the spirit of the age and a belief in progress. When this imagined future began to unravel in the 1970s in relation to changing political, social and economic conditions, post-war cityscapes and architecture came under attack. The critique of these buildings focused on the apparent disparity between the utopian aspirations of the architecture and what played out in reality.
Through six case studies, proposed by guest curators, ranging from housing estates to universities and to carparks, the Futures Found display will explore the parallel and often contrasting narratives that have developed around these post-war projects since their creation.
7 – 9 March
Ecobuild is the number one event for forward-thinking professionals in the built environment. No other UK event attracts over 33,000 high calibre, senior level decision makers and influencers from architects and developers to local government and major infrastructure clients.
7 – 9 March
K + B Design
The new and alternative event for the forward-thinkers in kitchen and bathroom design. Co-located with Ecobuild, k+b design London will attract 8,000 customers from across the built environment, including a London and South East based retail, development and design audience specifying for global projects.
Vision 2017 is a top event in the UK aimed exclusively at architects, designers, specifiers and their clients working on live projects in the commercial, health, education and retail sector.
Held over two days at Olympia London from 6-7 June, it comprises a carefully curated two-day exhibition of cutting-edge products and solutions, a world-class seminar programme delivered by 150 leading international speakers and significant opportunities for to engage, educate and network with industry professionals.
The event focuses on new and innovative building products, materials and solutions, including research and development into the latest software, and provides ideas for inventive ways to achieve better building design solutions that comply with changing legislation.
Partnering with major industry organisations such as RIBA, BRE, NLA and London Festival of Architecture (LFA), Vision 2017 is designed to educate and inspire, with international solutions to local problems.
Its comprehensive educational programme features seminar streams covering Innovations in Architecture and Design: Keynotes & International Conversations ; Building Information Modelling (BIM) ; Building Health & Wellness; Future Materials & Systems; Innovation in Architecture & Design; Offsite & Modular Construction; Smart Buildings and Technology Innovations.
Access Vision 2017 and the Educational Programme is free of charge when you register in advance.
Register for your free visitor pass today at www.visionlondon.com