Month: May 2015

UAL Announces Winning Architects for Stratford move

An artist's impression of the chosen concept. Final designs will be revealed later this year.

An artist’s impression of the chosen concept. Final designs will be revealed later this year.

An award-winning architecture practice has been chosen to design UAL’s new campus for London College of Fashion on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford.

Allies and Morrison, in conjunction with RIBA Gold Medal winners O’Donnell & Tuomey and other renowned practices, have been chosen to design the new culture and university complex. The development is part of the ‘Olympicopolis’ scheme announced by Mayor of London Boris Johnson, on Stratford Waterfront in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

The architects were chosen by a jury which included representatives from each of the institutions to be housed in the scheme, including UAL Vice-Chancellor Nigel Carrington.

It will bring together London College of Fashion’s 6,500 students and staff for the first time in the College’s 100 year history.

Nigel Carrington said:

“We’re delighted to have Allies and Morrison on board for this project. They have a proven track-record of delivering iconic buildings in line with what we would expect for UAL. Over the coming weeks and months we will work with the London Legacy Development Corporation and the architects to make sure UAL’s requirements are met, revealing the final designs later this year.”

The Waterfront site will also house new locations for the Victoria and Albert Museum and Sadler’s Wells. Discussions are also underway with the Smithsonian Institution to join the scheme by opening its first permanent museum outside the United States.

Mayor of London Boris Johnson said

“Stratford Waterfront is set to become a world leading centre of culture and higher education, and I am thrilled that we have been able to appoint some serious talent to work on the designs. Their work will be key to a project that is expected to generate nearly £2bn and bring 3,000 new jobs to the Olympic Park.”

Being East

This is the section where we get to know the area local to the new site. Here you will find tips for the best places to eat, what to see, and the best travel routes.

Firstly, we bring you Rooftop East, the Rooftop Cinema that has just opened on an upcycled car park in Stratford. This has wonderful views over the whole of the Olympic Park site, so you can spot where London College of Fashion is going to be. Over the summer 2015 there will be a whole schedule of films, including The Grand Budapest Hotel, Stand By Me and Zoolander, from 28 May – 30 June. For tickets visit their website.

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Share your memories of LCF

Looking forward to the future can also give us a chance to look back and see how far we’ve come.

LCF has a long and vibrant history that we all share in and we want you to celebrate your vision of it.

"Know How and Know Why Exhibition", London College of Fashion - College Archive. Photographer unknown, Barrett Street school, 26th September 1957.

“Know How and Know Why Exhibition”, London College of Fashion – College Archive. Photographer unknown, Barrett Street school, 26th September 1957.

This #LCFmemories space on the E20 LCF blog is where you can submit, peruse and enjoy your photographs, stories and artefacts that show something about the history of the college. Whether it be a memory from decades ago or something from the present day, please share with us your unique perspective that gives LCF its unique identity.

Please submit your photographs, memories of people and places and happenings of times gone by, your stories of important events and your comments on the little things that make up daily life at LCF… and everything and anything in between.
Also, get in touch if you have an object that needs photographing or would like help to create a piece about your memory of LCF, or anything else you would like to discuss.

If we can weave the story of the LCF of the past years, we can carry the life of the college forward as it undergoes the next exciting transformation for future staff, students and everyone else who takes part in the life of our college. Knowing where you come from can help steer where you are going.

London College of Fashion - College Archive London County Council

London College of Fashion – College Archive, London County Council. Shown in prospectuses from 1967 to 1970.

LCF exhibitions manager Belinda May puts the finishing touches to Adam Murray’s photographic display, entitled ‘We Alone are the People’. Jan 2008

LCF exhibitions manager Belinda May puts the finishing touches to Adam Murray’s photographic display, entitled ‘We Alone are the People’. January 2008.

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