Hosted by Delvendahl Martin Architects and Maccreanor Lavington this symposium will bring together architects and urban designers who have helped shape the plans and development in the Royal Docks over many years. The Royal Docks are a rich source of memories of departures, journeys and arrivals. We will ask how the strategic vision and masterplanning proposals of the past have informed the recent and ongoing projects in the area and how these will determine the accelerating and unfolding future of the Royals. What is the place that is being created and how does it relate to previous plans?
We will take the perspective from the east of the Dock, the point of London’s trading connection with the world, and explore potential connections through the Docks and back into London: physical, economic and cultural. We will draw on multiple recollections, from memories of the many plans we made for Royal Albert Wharf, past dreams of London’s eastward expansion, through to memories embedded in architectural relics. We will ask: how do memories shape the mission of this site, standing as it does at the east of the Royal Docks, into the Thames, and at the landing of a future Thames crossing?
Part of London Festival of Architecture events at Royal Albert Wharf, curated by Notting Hill Housing and Bow Arts. Royal Albert Wharf in Royal Docks is London’s historic point of global connection and now a place of arrival for residents and businesses. In the future, how will we remember the journeys we plan and make today?
Places limited but free and open to all.