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Architecture Events at the V&A – Victoria and Albert Museum

2012

V&A Architecture Event – 2012

V&A + RIBA exhibition – King’s Cross : Regenerating a London Landmark, London, UK

19 May – 21 Jun 2012

V&A Architecture Gallery, Temporary Exhibition Space Room 128a

The transformation of King’s Cross Station by John McAslan + Partners forms the subject of a special exhibition at the V&A + RIBA Architecture Gallery from 19 May 2012.

Kings Cross Concourse
image : Hufton + Crow

King’s Cross: Regenerating a London Landmark will feature 70 original objects including drawings, photographs, models, and film footage documenting the work by John McAslan + Partners and Network Rail to transform London’s King’s Cross terminus.

McAslan’s sensitive restoration of Lewis Cubitt’s 1852 terminal is examined, as is the practice’s striking new Western Concourse which re-establishes the Station’s original entrance and enhances transportation links with London Underground, St Pancras, Thameslink, buses and taxis to create a new super-hub. Display objects on loan from John McAslan + Partners will document the regeneration of King’s Cross terminus within the contexts of design, transportation planning, engineering, preservation, and civic renewal.

Kings Cross Concourse
image : Hufton + Crow

King’s Cross as an icon of everyday London life will also be explored through its role within popular culture in films and music as well as historical events.

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Study Day : Style Cities – Chicago

Saturday 31 Mar, 14.00-17.00

Home to Frank Lloyd Wright, and birthplace of the modern skyscraper, deep-crust pizzas, and the infamous Chicago gangsters, explore the architecture, cultural highlights and Chicago style and fashion history.
£25, £20 concessions, £10 students.
To book call 020 7942 2211

Closer Look : Architecture Talk – Royal Residencies and the River Thames

Tuesday 21 Feb, 13.00-13.45
Meeting Point, Grand Entrance, V&A

For centuries the Thames was the lifeblood of London, offering trade and transport routes and an important arena for royal display and pageantry. Explore the architecture and development of four riverside palaces at Windsor, Hampton Court, Whitehall and Greenwich through the RIBA and V&A collections.

Led by Katharine Jones, RIBA.

Free, no booking required.

Closer Look : Architecture Talks – Sun & Shadow: Caribbean Homes by Ray Nathaniels

Tuesday 20 Mar, 13.00-13.45
Meeting Point, Grand Entrance, V&A

The Sri Lankan born, London trained architect, Ray James Holman Nathaniels (1920-2005) spent fifty years designing elegant resort homes in the Bahamas blending local materials within a modern architectural vocabulary. This talk explores a selection of his work from the mid 1950s until the late 1990s to assess his unique contributions to the development of the modern Caribbean house.

Led by Kurt Helfrich, RIBA.

Free, no booking required.

Albertopolis : the Development of South Kensington and the Exhibition Road Cultural Quarter

26 Nov 2011 – 29 Apr 2012

Drawing on previously unseen objects from the V&A and RIBA collection, this display charts the development of South Kensington and the Exhibition Road Cultural Quarter from 1851 up to the present day. It examines how the site became the architectural embodiment of Prince Albert’s ambitious cultural aspirations.

Architecture Gallery, 128A

Free admission

West elevation of the Science Schools and proposed extension, by Sir Henry Cole, 1868. Museum number: E.2034-1921:
Albertopolis Display
image © V&A Images

The Victoria and Albert Museum address: Cromwell Road, London, SW7 2RL

Contact the V&A – Telephone: +44 (0)20 7942 2000

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Talk : Michel Mossessian

9 Mar

Join London-based architect Michel Mossessian, founder of the global practice Mossessian & Partners, in conversation with curator, author and critic Lucy Bullivant. He will talk about his ongoing work to create a livable downtown for the Qatari capital of Doha, their regeneration project for a UNESCO site in Fez, Morocco and his principle of the ‘urban room’, the habitable space between buildings.

Al Barahat Square Fez
picture from organisers

Mossessian, whose practice recently completed 5 Merchant Place in Paddington, will invite the audience to take part in an interactive demonstration of his unique ‘Black Box’ approach to architecture, which helps to make cities for citizens, rather than creating one-off, iconic buildings.
£9, £6 concessions.

Location: Victoria and Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, London, SW7 2RL, UK

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