In April NLA kicked off its six month residency at Westfield Stratford City to celebrate a summer-long programme of events, exhibitions, and research on the planning, design, engineering, and construction marking the Park’s 10-year anniversary.
The venue is 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 is 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.
Here are some of the highlights coming up at the Park across the NLA and LFA programmes this summer.
11 June – Act-ivate
Get ready to re-imagine London through a day of big building and creative making with architecture educators, MATT+FIONA at Hackney Bridge.
17 June – Delivering an inclusive design legacy
Inclusive design has been at the cornerstone of delivering London 2012 and the regeneration of this part of East London. This two-part event celebrates how this has influenced the development of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. This includes a tour form 4pm-5:30pm, followed by a panel discussion from 6pm -7:30pm.
23 June - The Green Legacy of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park – Breakfast Talk
How does Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park achieve its green legacy?
During this Breakfast Talk, we will hear from professionals about the findings, challenges and futures of the park. How has results up to date reflected the initial plan? How the policy/plans unfold in real life practice? What roles have infrastructure and buildings played in creating this green heritage? We will look at the masterplan and policies in place and discuss their development in the coming years.
28 July - Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park On Location: Beyond the Legacy
Reaching the ten-year milestone offers up an opportunity to look ahead at the next ten years and reflect on the original masterplan and legacy and what it sought to achieve. How can we challenge the future of its legacy and what are the key goals the industry would like to achieve in the next decade?
This On Location brings together leading industry voices, local authorities, developers, communities representatives and major stakeholders involved since the original masterplan to address the economic growth, plans and policies that will be developed in the next ten years.