Rebuilding Place in the Urban Space

"A community’s physical form, rather than its land uses, is its most intrinsic and enduring characteristic." [Katz, EPA] This blog focuses on place and placemaking and all that makes it work--historic preservation, urban design, transportation, asset-based community development, arts & cultural development, commercial district revitalization, tourism & destination development, and quality of life advocacy--along with doses of civic engagement and good governance watchdogging.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

London Design Festival, Spetember 13th - 21st

This year's London Design Festival starts today.

Wikipedia image.  Copenhagen Harbour Bath, Island Brygge.

One of the presentations is displayed into January--called Urban Plunge: New Designs For Natural Swimming In Our Cities, looks at how cities are aiming to re-engage with rivers through swimming.

From the Roca Gallery website:
The exhibition, curated by Jane Withers for Wonderwater, showcases five architectural interventions for swimming in clean natural waters in the heart of our cities: + Pool, New York (Playlab & Family NYC); Thames Baths Project, London (Studio Octopi); Copenhagen Harbour Baths, (JDS Architects); King's Cross Pond Club, London (Ooze & Marjetica Potrč) and House of Water, Copenhagen (Tredje Natur).

London Design Festival media coverage
-- "London Design Special," Financial Times Magazine
-- "A Complete Guide to This Year's London Design Festival," New York Times
-- "London Design Festival highlights," Telegraph
-- "London Design Festival 2014: six things you won't want to miss," Time Out London
-- "Highlights," Financial Times

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