Archivisit opening day….and what a day!
In the morning the students headed to ARUP headquarters for a presentation and design workshop, followed by a construction site visit at the Google Headquarters in Kings Cross, a tour of MAKE Architects studio and finally at Bartlett School of Architecture for student’s exhibition of projects and tour of workshops.
Francesca Falzon from RISE consulting, through her contacts with Lendlease, facilitated the first construction site visit in this Archivisit edition. The new Google Headquarters, in Kings Cross, termed as a landscaper was visited by the group.
“Google’s London flagship will be 1,082 feet long, which is 66 feet longer than The Shard, London’s tallest building, is high. The new building is comparable to the iconic Empire State building (1,250 feet) in New York.”
In the afternoon, the students attended a studio tour at MAKE architects, hosted by Alessandro Grech La Rosa and Stuart Fraser. The converted car park is now bubbling with innovation and creativity as projects come to life through design. After an introductory presentation and a tour of Rathbone and Fitzroy projects, a themed workshop took place.