Take me to the River: A Journey from Rainham to the Thames

A discussion reflecting on over a decade of public space adjustments in the East London village of Rainham


06:30pm, Tuesday, 21 July 2015


09:30pm, Tuesday, 21 July 2015


Standard: £6 / Students: £3
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The Royal Academy, 6 Burlington Gardens


This is a past event

Presented in association with the Royal Academy.

Image: Opening Rainham Marshes by Peter Beard_LANDROOM

Peter Beard LANDROOM’s project for opening Rainham Marsh to public access received a special mention in the 2014 European Prize for Urban Public Space awards.  To mark the opening of a new exhibition about the prize, this evening event offers an opportunity to hear from Beard and other architects who have been working in Rainham within the context of a strategy to improve the town’s public infrastructure.

Delivered by the Greater London Authority and the London Borough of Havering over the past decade, the new work ranges in scale from landscape proposals by architects including East and What if: projects, to the remodeling of existing buildings by Civic Architects and Alison Brooks, and a new library, nursery and housing project designed by Maccreanor Lavington which formalizes a square outside Rainham station.


Welcome words by Judit Carrera, Director of the European Prize for Urban Public Space

Peter Beard, Peter Beard_LANDROOM

Prisca Thielmann, Maccreanor Lavington Architects

Levent Kerimol, Greater London Authority

Dan Jones, Civic Architects

Chaired by Ellis Woodman, Director, The Architecture Foundation