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London’s Thames: The River That Shaped a City

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Battersea Power Station

Kirtling Street

London

SW8 5BN

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Responding to this year’s London Festival of Architecture theme of ‘Identity’, SimpsonHaugh presents London's Thames: The River That Shaped a City – an architectural river cruise across the heart of the capital. The cruise, narrated by Benedict O’Looney with insights from Ian Simpson, will start from North Greenwich pier and will identify some of the most notable landmarks along this famous stretch of water – including SimpsonHaugh’s most recent contributions, Dollar Bay, One Blackfriars and Circus West Battersea.

The cruise will culminate in a lively discussion in the Village Hall at Circus West Battersea, where key figures from the worlds of architecture, design and urbanism will discuss the extent to which the growth and development of the city has been influenced by the river, as well as the impact of the river on the economic, cultural and community activities along its shores.

Moderated by New London Architecture’s Peter Murray, the panel discussion will welcome two of the architects involved in the redevelopment of Battersea Power Station, who will discuss how the river has influenced the design and development of their buildings. Sarah Gaventa will introduce Illuminated River – a long-term art commission that aims to light Central London’s bridges at night; whilst Victoria Wägner will discuss the research that Publica are undertaking for the Greater London Authority and Port of London Authority in making a case for a cultural vision for the River Thames.

This event has been made possible with the generous support of Battersea Power Station Development Corporation and MBNA Thames Clippers.

Schedule
17.45 – Embarkation at Greenwich North pier
18:00 - Departure
18:25 - Second pick up at London Bridge City Pier
19:00 - Arrival at Battersea Power Station, disembark
19:00 – Drinks at The Village Hall, Circus West
19:20 - Panel discussion begins
20:30 Event ends

Participants
Boat Trip

  • Introduced by Geoff Symonds, Chief Operating Officer, MBNA Thames Clippers
  • Narrated by Benedict O’Looney from Open City Tours
  • With contributions from Ian Simpson, SimpsonHaugh

Panel
Introduction:

  • Scott Grant, Project Director, BPSDC

Moderator:

  • Peter Murray, Chairman, New London Architecture

Panel:

  • Ian Simpson, Co-Founding Partner, SimpsonHaugh
  • Sebastien Ricard, Director, Wilkinson Eyre
  • Sarah Gaventa, Director, Illuminated River Foundation
  • Victoria Wägner, Project Director, Publica

Venue The Village Hall - Battersea Power Station

  • Boat tour embarkation: North Greenwich Pier
  • Second embarkation point: London Bridge City Pier
  • Panel event: The Village Hall Circus West, Battersea Power Station Development
  • Event begins at North Greenwich Pier and ends at the Village Hall, Circus West Batterse
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Battersea Power Station

Kirtling Street

London

SW8 5BN

United Kingdom

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