Building boom and green gardens in the city
Urban development is in full swing in London, both north and south of the Thames. The former working class neighbourhoods of Shoreditch and Spitalfields are undergoing a transformation into fashionable, hip areas. The old railway arches, sheds and goods yards of the Kings Cross neighbourhood are being developed and transformed for cultural, residential and business purposes. South of the Thames, a large residential area is being renovated and rebuilt for mixed use with residential, commercial and cultural elements.
A study trip to London takes place in collaboration with a local architect, and you’ll experience the fantastic architecture of:
Levitt Bernstein, Peter Barber, BIG, Caruso St. John, Herzog & De Meuron, Townshend Landscape Arch and many more. Among the groups who have been to London with ArkiTours are numerous Norwegian design studios.
Study trips for municipalities to London can deal, for instance, with:
· how to create liveability in the city: from community gardens to squares and meeting places, including the area around Kings Cross Station
· mixed-use urban areas with retail, residential and business units
· renovation of vast housing estates as part of a boost in social policy – plus exciting, high-quality housing for homeless people.
The Brits are also experts at converting old industrial buildings for new purposes, for example transforming a pair of coal drops sheds once used for receiving coal into a shopping complex. A visitor program to London can also be combined with one day in Oxford.
Number of days: 2-4 days
Contact us if you are considering a study tour to London.