Exhibition ‘New Ideas for Housing’ launches!
From floating homes to building on top of buildings, ‘mini-cities’ to moveable, stackable homes; these are just some of the ideas brought together by New London Architecture’s latest Insight Study.
‘New Ideas for Housing’ explores what needs to happen in the capital to improve the speed, scale and quality of housing. Independent research, backed up by an international ideas competition inviting innovative thinking from across the industry, forms the basis of an exhibition, publication and series of events, taking place from 15 Oct – 17 Dec 2015.
Conran and Partners are proud to be programme sponsors, encouraging discussion and debate surrounding one of the biggest political issues to face our current generation.
The facts are stark: in 2015 London’s population passed its previous peak of 8.6 million people and continues to grow. The population is likely to be around 10 million by 2030, adding nearly 70,000 people and 34,000 jobs every year.
At least 40,000 new homes are needed per year over the next 20 years to house the new population, and a further 9,000 a year to ‘catch-up’ with current latent demand.
“The way we are delivery new homes today just isn’t working. London is only able to build half the number it needs each year. This competition shows how a bit of creativity, entrepreneurship and new thinking can help to fill that gap.”
Peter Murray, NLA Chairman
In addition to the 100 innovative ideas, New London Architecture are showcasing a variety of residential projects taking shape across the city. We are pleased to be exhibiting five of our London housing schemes, including Centre Point, Green Man Lane, Portobello Square Phase II, Walthamstow Stadium and Lennard Road.
We would encourage anyone with an interest in solving London’s housing crisis to visit the exhibition and pick up a copy of their report. More information on opening times can be found on New London Architecture’s website.
Photography by Agnese Sanvito.