Lunchtime Model Talks
Every Friday 12:30
Free Drop in Event
Free 20 minute introductory talks around the City of London's official architectural model of the square mile. One of our knowledgeable team will introduce the 1:500 scale interactive model, revealing what it teaches about the history, present and future of the City of London. Detailing every existing building and planned new development in the City the model is a fascinating record of its built environment, allowing a panoramic birds eye view of the area.
Please note that there will be no model talk on Friday 29 September as we have a private event in the model room from 12.30 - 14.30. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.
By 2050 the global population will reach 9 billion people, 66% of these will live in cities. In order to adapt to the challenges brought about by this urban population boom The City of London is becoming ‘A Smarter City’. By making changes to the way we connect and respond to architecture and the built environment we can increase The City’s resilience. The Square Mile’s high quality, flexible buildings and infrastructure provide significant capacity for growth, with a distinctive character derived from a diverse mix of buildings, uses, streets, spaces and unrivalled heritage and culture.
Join us at The City Centre along with three of the shortlisted entrants to our Smart Buildings competition to have a lively debate about “Smart” solutions to some of the architectural challenges within The City of London. This free event will include presentations from Endpoint, McGregor Coxall’s Mike Cowdy, Wayne Head from Curl la Tourelle Head Architecture and Ben Galuza from Elementa Consulting.
Half-Term Workshop for Young People: Transforming Spaces through Design
27 and 28 October 10.30 – 16:00
Have you ever heard of landscape architecture? Where architects design buildings landscape architects reimagine and design for the future of a city's outside environment. If you’re aged 14-19yrs and into art, architecture or design spend two days during October half term learning about an amazing career path you might not have heard about before.
You’ll get to meet professionals who will set you a brief responding to a real site in the City of London. You will get to try out your own ideas for how to transform it for the better, coming up with creative ways to change how it looks to make an impact on how people feel and act when they are there. To perfect your final designs you’ll visit the site, learn from case studies and do a range of practical activities including architectural drawing and Sketch-Up. You’ll also get the chance to improve your communication and public speaking skills, working in teams to complete a final presentation for your project.
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The City Centre has an active programme of events, from City Walking Tours and Model Talks to events that celebrate the Built Environment and Green Infrastructure in The City.
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Our Autumn programme of events will be announced in early September.
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* Concession tickets are available for City of London Corporation Staff and Students
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