A year after first visiting the Lea Valley for Open House London 2011, Margaret Howell revisits East London with Victoria Thornton, Open-City Founding Director, to look at the changing urban landscape of this once neglected inner city area. Filmed around the Olympic Park, this short film looks at the changes already made to the areas architecture and explores what comes next for the Lea Valley to ensure a lasting legacy post Olympics.
Open House London 2012
22 – 23 September
Celebrating twenty years supporting London’s varied architectural landscape. The anniversary theme is The Changing Face of London, with over 750 buildings and events on offer over the weekend reflecting the huge transformation that has taken place and is happening throughout the capital.
In support of Open House London Weekend, Margaret Howell and William Mann discover a walk along the River Lea.
Lea Valley is a mix of ancient marshland, metropolitan infrastructure and changing landscapes.
Photographs by Philipp Ebeling and Jason Orton
A visual exploration of the Lea Valley and the area’s potential to evolve as a public landscape.
Monday 5 September – Saturday 17 September
34 Wigmore Street London W1U 2RS
Open House London Weekend