ADD187 London Festival of Architecture and New London Awards 2014

Type of decision: 
Assistant Director's decision
Code: 
ADD187
Date signed: 
23 May 2014
Decision by: 
Debbie Jackson, Assistant Director of Regeneration

Executive summary

The London Festival of Architecture is a city-wide celebration of architecture and architectural talent in the capital. It brings architects and communities together to examine how to make London a better place. It highlights the unique pool of creative talent that London has to offer and promotes London as a leading international centre of learning and creativity. The aims of the Festival align well with Mayoral priorities and with specific objectives in the Economic Development Strategy and Cultural Strategy. This request is seeking GLA funding to support the Festival during the month of June 2014 as a main partner.

This is the fourth year in which the New London Architecture Awards will take place with the aim of recognising the very best in architecture, planning and development in the capital. Previous winners include King’s Cross station, the Olympic Legacy Communities Masterplan, Barking Central and the London 2012 Velodrome. Funding would enable the GLA to contribute for a second year to the cost of the of the New London Awards this time in the Best Public Space category, with a Mayor’s Office or GLA presenting the award at the event on 9 July 2014.

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