With 263 towers of more than 20 storeys set to be built in London, there’s ever more pressure on the public spaces that surround them. Think Tank New London Architecture is inviting us to consider this in its current exhibition, but has also selected 10 forthcoming public spaces it says are the capital’s ‘most exciting’.
The think tank worked with designers, politicians and developers to decide the list, which includes some you’d expect — such as the Thames Baths project — and some of the more controversial developments in the city, such as at Earls Court, and the High Road West regeneration of Tottenham. Both these have come under criticism from people worried about being priced out of their home area.
The politics of regeneration aside, New London Architecture says the list aims to “demonstrate the most exciting, thought-provoking and forward-thinking projects that will transform the capital and set an international standard of 21st century living”.
What do you think? Are you looking forward to spending time in these spaces? Let us know in the comments below.
See also: What next for our public spaces?
Public London: 10 Years Of Public Spaces runs at NLA, 26 Store Street, WC1E 7BT, until 11 July. Entry is free.