Tom Holbrook will be speaking at the forthcoming ’Transforming Peripheries’ Urban Land Conference in Ulm, Germany in September.
A large segment of Europe’s population lives outside the traditional city: in towns, in suburbia or on the urban fringes. To date this territory has not received the attention it deserves (see for example our provocation here).
The conference - organised by the Institute for Architecture and Urbanism at Biberach University - will investigate strategies for shaping these marginal territories, with input from policy makers, urban designers, business leaders, academics and community groups. Other speakers include AWB’s Joachim Declerck (Brussels), Interboro’s Georgeen Theodore (Brooklyn, USA) and Christian Schmid from ETH’s Future Cities Laboratory (Zurich).
The conference is on the 26 September 2019 - more details and registration here:
5th Studio is featured in the New London 2019/2020 - Best Buildings and Projects exhibition at the Building Centre London until Friday the 1st of November. The exhibition features a collection of the newest and most significant projects in London, selected for the New London Awards 2019. The New London Awards is London’s annual celebration of the best architecture, planning and construction projects that contribute to the capital’s wider social and economic wellbeing, supported by the Mayor of London.
5th Studio's featured project is our New Cross Area Strategy which was the winner of the Area Strategy category at the New London Awards 2019. Focused on a 1km area around New Cross gate station, this is a vision to maximise the benefit of infrastructure investment associated with the Bakerloo line extension to support Good Growth. Establishing an evidence base that allows insight into the life of New Cross, its economy and its built environment, the study identifies how those can be reinforced and improved through smaller projects. It will be used by the London Borough of Lewisham, Transport for London and the Greater London Authority to inform the Lewisham Local Plan and the design of new Bakerloo line infrastructure. More information about the New Cross Area Framework is available on the project page here.
More information about the exhibition can be found here.
On 23rd May associate February Phillips took part in the Panel discussion at the Cambridge Associate of Architects annual event, alongside Prof Wendy Pullan, head of Cambridge University Department of Architecture, and Colin Brown, chair of the Cambridge Forum for the Construction Industry.
The evening was a huge success with stimulating and provocative discussion on current and potential future issues surrounding the Greater Cambridge area as well as a celebration of 30 years of the Cambridge Architecture Gazette.
The exhibition will bring together local and international practitioners to showcase proposals that anticipate the critical design approaches, ideas and strategies of the imminent future.
More information can be found here.
5th Studio's Tom Holbrook will be presenting the practice's investigations into the subject of the 'Entrepreneurial City' in his lecture at the Politecnico Milano, Department of Architecture and Urban studies. The lecture will take place on Tuesday 3rd May at 18:30 in Aula Gamma.
The London School of Architecture’s monthly Show and Tell asks leading figures to give an insight in to how they design. On Tuesday 20 October, 5th Studio’s Tom Holbrook joins architect and urbanist Deborah Saunt (DSDHA) and planner David West (Studio Egret West) to discuss the crafting of cities. The session will be chaired by London School of Architecture Director Will Hunter: See more here
This event, on September 5th, will bring together writers, historians, architects and economists to discuss the development of London’s periphery. Doughnut will be the first event of its kind – an adventurous celebration of all things Outer London and a critical reflection on the rapid transformation that the city’s periphery is currently experiencing.
Tom Holbrook will join Will Self, Hanif Kureishi, Gillian Darley, Ken Worpole, Ellis Woodman and Dutch historians Crimson Wouter & Michelle Provost among other speakers. Outside, businesses and artists from London’s periphery will be manning pop-up food stalls and staging music performances. This collaboration between the Architecture Foundation and the Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich promises a great day out!