Come to the Open Studio for the London Festival of Architecture and learn about the changing face of Shoreditch.
RIBA London Open Studios: Shoreditch
Shoreditch has changed dramatically over the last 20 years. It’s derelict industrial building stock has been refurbished into loft apartments and offices for creatives, it’s night life has moved from red light to street food, and it’s shops from carpentry to fashion.
This rate of change is extra-ordinary in London.
Now everyone wants a piece of Shoreditch, its Victorian warehouses will soon be interlaced with residential towers, sleek offices, luxury hotels and city homes, incrementally its fabric is altering. So will it still be Shoreditch when all these buildings hatch from their hoardings?
Artists, residents, workers, businesses, visitors, restauranteurs, street cleaners, tourists, planners, police, fashionistas, councillors, film makers, taxi drivers and architects all have their own perspectives on Shoreditch. Can those perspectives inform what we can we afford to lose and what we have to gain as development continues?
Link to the London Festival of architecture site is here.