LFA 2010 South Weekend: Bankside Urban Forest

Fri 2 - Sun 4 July 2010

The Bankside Urban Forest will form one of the three key focus areas for LFA 2010 and describes the part of Southwark stretching form the riverside to Elephant and Castle and between Blackfriars Road and Borough High Street. Architect Witherford Watson Mann's Bankside Urban Forest strategy seeks to enhance public spaces in the Bankside area, aiming to acheive the qualities of the forest - a place with a strong overall character allowing diverse activities, freedoms and places within it - in an urban context.

The weekend starts with a coordinated late night opening of the Southbank's galleries. Multiple opportunities for exchange then continue across the final weekend of the LFA, including The Oikos Project - a theatre built from recycled materials by German architecture/art duo Köbberling & Kaltwasser - a food exchange at Borough Market, and an urban orchard regenerating a disused site in Bankside to create a place for exchange between local residents and visitors to the Festival, across the entire festival period. For the South Weekend, the orchard will be further activated through workshops and discussions, and a plant adoption service opporated by the Wayward Plant Registry.

Whilst in Southwark, don't forget to vist the AF's Tooley Street headquarters to visit PUSHAK's Moss Your City installation - Norway's contribution to the International Architecture Showcase, and a result of the AF's exchange programme between emerging architects in Norway and the UK.

For full details and further events, exhibitions and activities, visit the LFA website.

Image: Courtesy Alison Moffett


The LFA 2010 South Weekend is coordinated by The Architecture Foundation, with the kind support of Better Bankside and Design for London.