The Developing City

One of my favourite subjects – London! But with an architectural slant….

NLA put on this exhibition as part of London Festival of Architecture and it opened to a 500 crowd in the colossal exhibiton space in the Walbrooke Building Ec4 london last night.

Their blurb is exactly this The Developing City Exhibition will look at how the physical environment of the City – its buildings, public spaces and culture have helped it to thrive as a major business centre. The Black Death, the Great Fire, the Blitz brought pestilence and destruction, yet the City survived and rebuilt itself. Today it faces major challenges as a result of the financial meltdown, the changing nature of financial institutions and drive for more sustainable buildings. How will these factors impact on the physical fabric of the City? What will it be like to work in the Square Mile in 2050?

I was commissioned to photograph a series of buildings for the present day section of the show – thats I how I spent my jubilee weekend! I also documented the completed install and grabbed a few snaps last night at the opening. As ever let’s let the images speak.

This Is London 2012!

Installed imagery
The Telegraph Building

This is one of the buildings I shot for the exhibition. It’s the old Telegraph Building on Fleet Street. You can just see where “Daily Telegraph” has been taken of the building along the top – the goth in me finds that a bit ghostly.

Techno techno techno!
Mega models
The crowd are into it

The show was designed and installed by the fine folk at Pipers Modelmakers

It’s is still running until September but you can find out about opening hours HERE