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RIBA London unwraps Regent Street windows

[First look] Shop window installations by DSDHA, Ian McChesney, Marks Barfield and other architects were unveiled by RIBA London on Regent Street in London this week

Dubbed the ‘Regent Street Windows Project’, the RIBA-organised programme paired 10 architects with retailers on the famous West End street.

The project features designs and collaborations by:

Annie Walker, director of project backer the Regent Street Association, said: ‘We are delighted to have such leading architects working with our retailers again for Spring 2011.  This year retail participation has increased, so with more stores on board the Regent Street Windows Project will be a superb addition to the shopping and visitor experience.’

Banana Republic by DSDHA

Banana Republic by DSDHA

The ‘open-air’ exhibition, is designed around the theme of ‘Cities of Tomorrow’, will be open to the public 24 hours a day. The project began last year and was run by RIBA London as part of the London Festival Architecture 2010.

RIBA London director Tamsie Thomson added: ‘Our members are always keen to take their work to new places and this project showcases how collaborative working can add value across sectors and in unexpected sites.’

The exhibition will run from 9 to 29 May.

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