How Places Work

The Architecture Foundation went back to school with the help of those involved in some of the most exciting built environments across London. How Places Work was a joint CABE and Architecture Centres Network initiative in which The Architecture Foundation was working with schools across London to encourage young people to become more skilled in understanding architecture and the effect it has on everyone's day to day lives.

How Places Work saw groups of secondary school students taken on inspiring, eye-opening tours behind the scenes of some of the most iconic landmarks in London - including the London Eye, Barking Central Development, the Laban Centre, St Pancras International and RSPB Rainham Marshes - by those who know them best: the architects who built them and the people who use them. Included in the team of inspirers was Frank Anatole, (Marks Barfield Architects), Susi Le Good, Tony Thatcher, (Head of Choreography, Laban), Alistair Lansley, (Lead Architect), Simon Allford (AHMM Architects), Henry Binns (van Heyningen Haward). The schools treated to these tour were Highbury Fields school, Robert Clack School, Charles Darwin School and Hampstead School.

The programme returned in 2008.



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