Public to put together architect’s exclusive design as part of London Festival of Architecture

Foster + Partners is to design a temporary structure for the launch of the London Festival of Architecture next week – with members of the public installing it in a single day.

The design will be revealed at the event, taking place next Saturday 21 June. The public will be enlisted to help engineer Buro Happold put together the 10m structure on Exhibition Road, in Kensington. It will be dismantled at the end of the day.

Foster is not the only architect to have designed a temporary structure for the day.; 6a Architects have designed ‘pop-up’ seating structures; and a prototype waterless toilet designed by Paticas Architecture will be installed in Kensington.

Other temporary highlights include French architect EXYZT’s temporary lido in Southwark and Tonkin Liu’s ‘Fresh Flower’ steel structure, which will rotate around all five ‘hubs’.

The festival’s ‘hubs’ are: Kensington, Chelsea and Knightsbridge; Canary Wharf, Stratford and Greenwich Peninsula; King’s Cross, Bloomsbury, Fitzrovia, and Covent Garden; Southwark and the South Bank; and Clerkenwell and the City of London.