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100 top architects sketch City for charity

Works by Norman Foster, Ted Cullinan and others will be auctioned for built environment charity Article 25 on 1 December at the German Gymnasium, King’s Cross

Drawings of the City of London by 100 leading architects including Norman Foster and Ted Cullinan, several former RIBA presidents and Kevin McCloud will be auctioned for built environment charity Article 25 next month.

The artworks were created for 10 x 10: Drawing the City, a new annual event organised by architects Tim Makower of Allies and Morrison and Stephen Taylor of Stephen Taylor Architects.

The ‘Square Mile’ was divided up into a 10 x 10 grid, and each contributor was asked to draw one 160m2 square (see attached document). 

Barbara Weiss, Crispin Kelly, Colin Stansfield Smith, Ian Ritchie, Glenn Howells, Piers Gough, CJ Lim, Peter Murray and Michael Squire were some of the artists who set up their easels on the streets of London.

According to Boris Johnson, the mayor of London, the result is ‘a unique snapshot of London’s landscape [by] some of the biggest names in architecture’.

Supported by Sotheby’s and developer Argent, all the proceeds from the auction will go to Article 25, which designs and builds projects in areas suffering from natural disasters or poverty.

The drawings will go on display at the German Gymnasium in Argent’s King’s Cross development on 30 November, and will be auctioned the following day.

Slideshow of every 10 x 10 image


1 December from 6:30pm at:The German Gymnasium, East-West link, King’s Cross, York Way, N1C 4UZ

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