CAPITAL Futures

14
Aug
2015
 
17
Sep
2015

Celebrating this year's NLA / RCA Student Prize for Architecture, this exhibition presents five future glimpses of design in London.

The slow and disjointed development of the city is being increasingly challenged by the speed and wildness of the internet. With the digital world maturing into an ever-more beguiling force, how will the built environment respond?

Here are five possible answers for London. In Mayfair, the Grosvenor Estate employs the sharing economy, as Google introduces open-source residential development in Abbey Wood, and Vauxhall experiments with Minecraft-like community construction. Elsewhere, Crossrail becomes a continuous retail opportunity of emotion, while data-driven niche workspaces create a new metropolitan platform.

As technological possibilities are integrated into existing urban systems, the digital and the physical emerge as one. Creative content is the capital of the future.

Displaying projects by this year's winning students:

- Guy Rochez

-Edy Fung

Thomas Glover

Joseph Dejardin

Thomas Leahy

They join past NLA/RCA Prize winners: Andy Matthews and Shoichi Sado (2014); Sam Aitkenhead, Astrid Bois D'Enghien and Alexander Turner (2013); Emma Emerson, Christopher Green and Simon Moxey (2012); Craig Allen, Robert Ware, Marie Kojzar and James Christian (2011); Stuart Evans (2010); Ian Douglas Jones (2009); Jonathan Pugh (2008) and Finn Williams (2007).