2021 London Festival of Architecture, Theme News, Design Events, LFA Architectural Festival
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2 Apr 2021
2021 London Festival of Architecture News
London Festival of Architecture launches “Showroom Showcase”
This year’s London Festival of Architecture sees some of London’s most respected design brands – such as Vitra and Poliform – offering up the windows of their showrooms to showcase the work of London’s best emerging architects and designers.
Today the London Festival of Architecture is inviting emerging architects and designers to create unique architectural installations made of paper, to be installed in those showrooms across London throughout the LFA public events programme in June. In keeping with the hybrid nature of the 2021 edition of the festival, the LFA will showcase winners’ work digitally alongside physical installations.
The Showroom Showcase programme is is a unique opportunity for entrants to secure a commission from a major brand while showcasing their creativity and ability to produce stunning architectural interventions using simple low-cost materials. For design lovers and the general public, the installations will form part of a vibrant and engaging programme as life, and the London Festival of Architecture, returns to London’s streets this summer.
More information on how to enter the Showroom Showcase programme is available for entrants here.
The deadline for initial expressions of interest is midday on Thursday 22 April 2021. Winning teams will be revealed in May, and awarded a £600 design fee to work with showrooms and create their installations from a standard kit of recyclable materials that will be provided by the LFA.
Rosa Rogina, head of programme at the London Festival of Architecture, said:
“It’s fair to say that paper has taken something of a back seat in our working lives as the world has moved online during the pandemic. Yet there is something glorious about the physicality of paper, which remains amazingly versatile and stubbornly fundamental to the architectural profession. This programme is a fantastic celebration of paper, architectural talent and the leading brands who are making this exciting project possible.”
The London Festival of Architecture (LFA) is the world’s largest annual architecture festival and is exploring the theme of ‘power’ in 2020. The LFA’s mission is to support London’s architectural and design talent, enthuse and engage with the public, and find new ways to look at familiar places. Every year it celebrates innovation and design through a public programme that showcases London as a global architectural hub and promotes positive change to its public realm. The theme for the 2019 event – boundaries – inspired over 600 events across the capital, attracting over 800,000 visitors and a global audience of 138 million. A year-round programme of design competitions, design charettes, campaigns and other activities also champions London as the best place in the world to practice and enjoy architecture.
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