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Populous unveils WAF London installation

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Taking inspiration from the Eames’ House of Cards, architect Populous has created this exhbition for the inaugural World Architecture Festival (WAF) London

Hundreds of super-sized Ws form the seven metre-high installation - the centrepiece of the festival which opened in Ambika P3 at Westminster University yesterday (24 June).

The installation is designed to be portable, and can be packed up, shipped and re-assembled.

Running until Saturday, the WAF London exhibition is a free showcase of the very best in world architecture, and also features talks by a selection of the UK finalists. Delegates can simply turn up and Saturday is a ‘family day’ for all ages with LEGO taking part in a LEGO Architecture competition.

Among those appearing today (26 June) are Rod Sheard of Populous, Ken Shuttleworth, Rafael Viñoly and Will Alsop.

See the full programme here.

What’s on - Friday (26 June)

10.10 – 10.50 Conversation: Architects, clients and users – exploring the relationship of architects to the people directly or indirectly affected by their buildings with Rod Sheard, Founder, Populous
11.00 Maggie’s Centre, Andrew Walsh, Wilkinson Eyre
11.30 Quadrant 4, Philip Turner, AHMM
11.45 Yacht Club de Monaco, Patrick Campbell, Fosters + Partners
12.00 Rafael Viñoly, Rafael Viñoly Architects
12.20 – 13.00 Discussion: The UBS Broadgate Story – how a developer, architect and tenant came to create a new financial landmark Nigel Morley, UBS; Ken Shuttleworth, Make; Richard Beastall, T PBennett LUNCH Afternoon chair: Jeremy Melvin
14.30 190 Strand, GRID Architects
14.45 Hawley Wharf, Will Lee, AHMM
14.00 Buenos Aires Ciudad Casa de Gobierno, Rafe Bertram, Fosters + Partners
15.20 – 16.00 Presentation: The way we work (and live) now – density, sustainability and city futures David Green, Pringle Brandon Perkins+ Will Programme subject to change
16.20 – 17.00 Presentation: Starchitecture Today – what impact has globalisation had on architecture and cities? Davide Ponzini, Professor of Urban Planning, Politecnico di Milano Michele Nastasi, Photographer and Managing Editor, Lotus International Break
17.00 Battersea Power Station Residential Homes, Tim Boyd, Michaelis Boyd
17.20 Closing address: One hundred ideas for London Will Alsop, aLL Design
18.00 Closing remarks/reception – Paul Finch Programme Director, World Architecture Festival


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