LSA Summer Show 2018

22 - 26 Jun 2018
10.00-18.00 (Fri 11.00-20.00)
New Wing

Somerset House residents The London School of Architecture present projects and visions for a future London through the work of 27 Second Year students, the second cohort to graduate from the LSA.

Taking London’s largest subterranean river the River Fleet as a starting point, students explore the rise, fall and revitalisation of the city as part and parcel of urban life. In Roman times, the Fleet was a major river meeting the Thames just to the east of Somerset House and as London grew, it became a sewer and a magnet for poor-quality housing, industry and prisons. Finally, it was hidden entirely and largely forgotten. Today as the city looks for new opportunities to grow and develop, these talented emerging architects illustrate ideas for reinventing many of the buildings along its route through the form of models, prototypes, drawings and manifestos.