Lunchtime Model Talks
Every Friday 12:30
Tickets: 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.
Urban designers are an integral part of making our environments attractive, accessible, safe and secure for the future. If you’re aged 14-19yrs and into art, architecture, planning or design you can spend October half term learning about a career path you might not have heard about before.
This course offers a range of hands-on practical activities, inspiring trips to public spaces and the chance to meet and learn from design professionals working in the public realm. You will have a fun, challenging and creative experience learning more about urban design, placemaking and the future of our cities. Over three days you will be challenged to think like a real urban designer, as well as work strategically and creatively, problem-solving as a team to respond to an authentic design brief. You will learn about key issues facing London and come up with your own original design solutions to them.
The Great Debaters Club
'This House Would build more skyscrapers in London'
18:30 - 20:30
A recent New London Architecture study has highlighted that the number of skyscrapers being planned or built in London has passed the 500 mark for the first time. Many of these are set to be residential towers and are viewed by advocates of tall buildings as the solution to London's housing crisis. Yet, with the memory of the Grenfell Fire still fresh in the minds of most Londoners, a question remark remains over how safe housing people in high-rise towers can ever be.
Join Peter Murray, Hasanul Hoque, Carolina Saludes and Victoria Gosling for an evening of debate, discussion and networking facilitated by The Great Debaters Club, the UK’s only debate club and training programme for adults.
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.
Click here for more information on our past events.
* Concession tickets are available for City of London Corporation Staff and Students