Roca London Gallery Exhibition London, Zaha Hadid Building Chelsea Harbour
Roca London Gallery Exhibition London
Retail Interior at Imperial Wharf, West Brompton / Chelsea Harbour design by Zaha Hadid Architects
13 + 12 May 2014
Roca London Gallery Exhibition in 2014
Throwing the spotlight on London’s regeneration
Regenerating Capital: Healthy growth, healthy city?
2 Jun – 23 Aug 2014
Roca London Gallery will host a photographic exhibition during the London Festival of Architecture, exploring some of the Capital’s key regeneration projects and their impact on the city’s inhabitants.
Entitled Regenerating Capital: Healthy growth, healthy city?, the exhibition will explore the impact regeneration has on green spaces, small businesses, local communities and valued buildings while supporting an increasing population, world-leading ﬁnancial growth and an international proﬁle.
Twelve photographers from different backgrounds have been invited to contribute their interpretations and ideas on the delicate yet near-crucial balancing acts between change and growth; and the inner health of the city of London.
With an area of just 1,572km2, London is the most densely populated region in the UK. Its population has increased eightfold within the last two centuries to over eight million; and is predicted to swell to nine million by 2020. The city has no other choice than to strive to keep pace with this evolution, in order to provide Londoners with better housing, environment and economic environments.
In response, the Capital has been undergoing an urban renaissance over the last two decades, booming with regeneration programmes such as those at Stratford, Elephant and Castle and King’s Cross.
But in the past, regeneration projects haven’t always been successful in the longer term. The Heygate Housing Estate in Elephant and Castle, for example, built in the 1970s, is due for demolition and will be replaced over the next 15 years by nearly 3,000 new homes and 160,000 sq ft of retail space. Have we learned the lessons these short-lived schemes have taught us?
The exhibition, which is free to visit and open to all, will provide a fascinating insight into how the Capital is coping with the impacts of dramatic shifts within its demography, economy, inhabitants, ecology and beyond.
• 5th June, 6.30 – 8.30pm: Opening Event/Private View.
• 26th June, 6.30 – 8.30pm: A talk/discussion – more details coming soon.
Gallery opening hours:
• Monday – Friday 9 -5.30pm
• Saturday 11 – 5pm
• Last Tuesday of every month, until 8pm
For further information contact Roca London Gallery, Station Court, Townmead Road, London, SW6 2PY
Tel: 0207 610 9503 / Website: www.rocalondongallery.com
• Facebook: www.facebook.com/RocaLondonGallery
For details of the London Festival of Architecture, which runs from 1-30 June, visit www.londonfestivalofarchitecture.org
Roca London Gallery Exhibition Background
Regenerating Capital, Healthy growth, healthy city? is being run at Roca London Gallery in collaboration with London-based Doinel Gallery, which specialises in contemporary fine art photography. Its years of expertise are focused on encouraging the creation of beautiful, interesting art and enabling it to be visible and otherwise accessible to all. Doinel Gallery does this through supporting up and coming talent in the photography world; and by arranging events in wide range of venues across the UK and internationally.
Roca is a company specializing in the design, production and marketing of products for bathroom spaces as well as ceramic floorings and wall coverings used in architecture, construction and interior design. The firm has more than 20,600 employees and 76 production plants and is present in more than 135 countries around the world.
Roca, world leader in the definition of bathroom spaces, collaborates with highly prestigious designers, architects and interior designers such as R. Moneo, D. Chipperfield, Z. Hadid, Herzog & de Meuron, Schmidt & Lackner, and J. Mariscal, among others. Additionally, it works incessantly to develop and promote initiatives that aid environmental conservation. Roca’s commitment has led to ongoing developments in new products focused on water conservation.
Roca Galleries are part of Roca’s international strategy and a concept that expresses present-day realities and future challenges. Design, innovation, sustainability and well-being are Roca values expressed in the Galleries, which also convey the desire of the leading bathroom brand to maintain an ongoing dialogue with society and most particularly with professionals who share an interest and enthusiasm in shaping the future of bathroom spaces.
The various Roca Galleries are a vehicle, offering a meeting place and area for open dialogue among interior decorators, designers and architects worldwide. Zaha Hadid Architects in London, Francesc Rifé Studio in Shanghai, the OAB architectural studio of Borja, Lucía and Carlos Ferrater in Barcelona, the Lamela Architectural Study in Madrid, and the Ferruz Decoradors studio in Lisbon have caught this vision in premises that combine aesthetic beauty with an expression of the brand values. www.rocalondongallery.com
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