WW+P is one of just 10 architecture practices exhibiting in the London Pavilion at the Seoul Biennale, which runs from September 7 until November 10 in Seoul, South Korea.
Our exhibit consists of a large map of London in 2050 - a polycentric city spreading beyond the Green Belt connected by a web of high speed rail and underground lines; distinct cities with their own identities, specialisms, attractions and contributions to make to the capital. The map is brought to life in a two-minute animated video with a voice over in both English and Korean.
Peter Bishop, Professor of Urban Design at the Bartlett School of Architecture is curating the London exhibition, working with former Architects Journal editor Isabel Allen as Creative Director.
Peter Bishop says: “The Seoul Biennale is establishing itself as one of the principal forums of debate about the future of cities not just in Asia but globally and I am excited to have been given the opportunity to curate London’s contribution to this debate. It will be an opportunity to showcase the wealth of ideas and architectural talent from both students and new and established practices. The theme ‘London is…’ will pose propositions concerning what the successful city will look like by the middle of the century. Although based on new ideas for London, we hope that our exhibition will strike a resonance with other cities across the world.”