New and Hip North Greenwich Peninsula
The best thing about going to see exhibitions is discovering new ones that you did not know about. Even more so when it's an architectural exhibition. It might be just me, but I'm a sucker for architectural models and presentations (which obviously, has nothing to do with my training), so what I found was pure gold for me.
I was out and about a couple of weeks ago when I discovered an exhibition within another exhibition (the inception of exhibitions). This one was about new plans for a huge new development that will happen in North Greenwich Peninsula. And the mastermind behind it? None other than the famous (st)architect Santiago Calatrava!!
This new project is expected to not only have regenerated the river-side area but to be a whole new landmark for tourists and Londoners alike. What can you expect from this new development? Thousands of new homes, hotels, healthcare and wellbeing services, shops, cafes, restaurants, even schools. It is a very ambitious project, one that I, personally, cannot wait to see completed.
The Greenwich Peninsula is amazing all by itself, with the O2, Emirates Airline cable cars and lots of modern buildings. So this project will not only upgrade the standards of living in the area, but it will make it one stunning new attraction. Don't believe me? Have a look for yourself at this video posted by Deezen.
The exhibition is at the NOW Gallery in North Greenwich, next to the O2. You can go and have a look at the Iris flower installation that is on right now (at ground floor level) and then indulge yourself in this futuristic exhibition (that is happening upstairs).
What I cannot wait to see brought to life is this stunning proposed cantilever bridge, that will connect the main building to the waterfront area.
Also, there will be a 24 metres high gallery/garden space in the main building, with glazed windows that will open or close depending on the seasons.
So there you have it detail lovers, a stunning new development (still in the planning process I assume, but nonetheless exciting)! Not only will it raise the quality and living standards in the area, but imagine the potential for creativity, new interior designs and so much more! I really cannot wait to see with my own eyes and wonder through those galleries myself!
When will we know or start accepting "futuristic" architecture/designs as part of our next natural step in building evolution? After all, houses will have to adapt and keep "the pace" with the way in which technology is evolving. It seems to me that we are well within our transitional stage and might soon need to say goodbye to "living in boxes".
What do you think? Love it or hate it? Do you think it's too futuristic or not even close? Let me know below or on our Facebook Page or even on Instagram if it's easier for you. Just tap @detailmovement and share your thoughts. Cannot wait to hear from you!
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