David Kohn Architects : River Rooms
a boat trip led by David Kohn, founder of David Kohn Architects.
Monday 12th June 2017
River Rooms asks us to question the role of the river within London and how it could be used in order to create a better connected city. The scheme has identified various public spaces and proposes creating a network which brings together areas within a city that is becoming increasingly insular.
We will start our walk at Queenhithe and from there identify certain points along the river which could be valuable public spaces accessed via the river. Tickets are free, but an oyster card will be needed for the boat (approx. £6.50)
The walk will challenge our approach to how the river is treated in terms of development and infrastructure. Too often in the past developments have turned their backs on the River, or sought to offer no more than views from private apartments; piers are only considered in terms of boat access and not the contribution they could make to larger spaces of arrival and departure. ‘River Rooms’ could become a new way of understanding the city that benefit from increased river- based transport and bring previously unconnected places together.
River Walks series seeks to foster a new approach to the Thames; to recognise its social, ecological and commercial value to London.