This week NLA opens its brand-new pop up at Westfield Stratford City. The placement forms part of the upcoming Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park programme: a major piece of research, exhibition, publication and programme of events on the planning, design, engineering, and construction marking the Park’s 10-year anniversary. The gallery will open to the public on 21 April 2022.
The gallery pop up will centre its six-month residency around the New London Model, with a display welcoming public audiences and a small café. Free weekly talks about the Model will also help visitors delve deeper into the development of London – book your place here
The venue will also act as the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park programme ‘hub’, introducing visitors to the research and directing them towards different outposts in the Park. Focusing on the 10-year period since the Games, the research and publication will also cover 10 years of land assembly, remediation, planning, design, and construction in the lead up to the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games - looking at what is in store for the next 10 years.
The Park will also be one of the official Destinations of the London Festival of Architecture (LFA) 2022, bringing installations, events and trails to celebrate the legacy of places, buildings, public spaces and facilities on the site, as well as the richness of people's stories and experiences in and around the Park. The theme of LFA 2022 is act.
We look forward to welcoming visitors to Westfield, acting together to shape a better city!