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Sofitel St James hotel

London Festival of Architecture event, 6 Waterloo Place, England, UK

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Sofitel St James

9 Jun 2010

Sofitel St James hotel London SW1

Address: Sofitel St James, 6 Waterloo Place, London, SW1Y 4AN, England

Contact Sofitel St James London: 020 7747 2200

Opened: 1923


On Saturday 19 June, Sofitel St James hotel, located on Waterloo Place will be a hub of creativity as it joins forces with RIBA London and The London Festival of Architecture to host events as part of the festival. A team of high-profile architects and designers will gather in central London to take part in live art, debates and exhibitions.

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The Central, Nash Ramblas weekend kicks off the festival, celebrating John Nash, one of London’s most influential town planner architects who shaped much of the London we know today. Throughout the weekend over 15 high-profile events and exhibitions will provide the pubic with a unique insight into the early origins of Nash’s vision as well as exploring contemporary, and future plans, for the area as a major pedestrian destination.

The Grade II listed Sofitel St James stands on the path laid down by Nash and will welcome top names from the world of architecture and design in a series of activities taking place within the hotel.

Will Alsop Painting
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Painting the Ramblas: Will Alsop
19 June : 2.00pm
A rare opportunity to see British architect Will Alsop painting on the window of the Sofitel St James hotel. The public will get a chance to view Will in action from the street in Waterloo Place as he paints an acrylic see through canvas. The finished painting will remain at the Sofitel St James hotel until the end of the festival and auctioned afterwards with proceeds going to ‘The Stephen Lawrence Trust’ and ‘Plan-UK’.

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Urban Design Critique
19 June
A number of high-profile architects and urban thinkers are to take part in an ‘Urban Design Critique’ which looks at how to enhance the neglected piece of central London’s public realm at Waterloo Place in St James. Many feel the landmark has become underused and unloved in recent years and the critique aims to explore ways on how to reform the southern end of Regent Street into a destination to visit.

The event has been organised by developer Roger Zogolovitch of Solid Space and Lee Mallett of Urbik along with RIBA London. Proposals on how to restore the area will be put forward by a team of established architects from some of London’s most exciting practices: AEDAS, Allford Hall Monaghan Morris (AHMM), AOC (Agents of Change), ATKINS, 5th Studio and Studio Weave. Their ideas will be then be critiqued by leading designers and architects Will Alsop, and chairman of CABE, Paul Finch.

The critique is open to the public and supported by Westminster Council and the Crown Estate, the major landowner in the area.

English Heritage Exhibition: ‘Lost London: 1870 – 1945
19 Jun – 4 Jul
English Heritage will exhibit a series of photographs from the book Lost London 1870 -1945 which lifts the veil on the capital’s past, providing a haunting glimpse of long-forgotten buildings and people. The exhibition will showcase some of the best images from the English Heritage archive of early London photographs (inherited from the former London County Council).

Originally taken to provide a record of those districts of London marked for demolition, the photographs reveal not the great architectural set- pieces of the capital but the ordinary buildings, streets and signs that formed the backdrop of the daily lives of the city’s inhabitants Lost London 1870-1945 was authored by Philip Davies, English Heritage’s Planning and Development Director for London and Southeast England. Stunning works of art in their own right, the images will be displayed throughout the hotel lobby during the festival. ‘Lost London: 1870-1945’ by Philip Davies £29.99

T.M.Lewin Heritage and Shirt Doctors
21 June – 25 June: (Shirt Doctors 12 – 3pm)
T.M.Lewin, the pioneers of London’s bespoke tailored shirt will display their Heritage collection on classic dressed mannequins and exhibit traditional brand images within the restaurant. The shirt manufacturers were established in 1898 with their first store in Jermyn Street. They will have T.M.Lewin ‘Shirt Doctor’s’ on site to offer advice on tailoring and the measuring of men’s collars for the perfect fit.

Heritage Menu
19 Jun – 4 Jul
The Sofitel London St James will take part in the festival celebrations by creating a ‘Heritage Menu’ for guests and visitors. Inspired by Albert Roux and Executive Chef, Vincent Menager, the menu will be transformed from the traditional French classic cuisine and feature historic British favourites like Fish and Chips, Cottage Pie, Potted Shrimps Summer Pudding and Eaton Mess. The menu will be available in the Brasserie Roux from June 19 and remain for the duration of the festival.

All events take place at Sofitel St James hotel: 6 Waterloo Place, London SW1Y 4AN.

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