Bringing people back to London and showing how the city remains an open global place is an exciting ambition for post lock down. Despite the additional burdens created by the pandemic and Brexit, we are happy to assist foreign investment into the UK.
Working for example with the great hospitality brand, Touriste, our cross borders experience helps us be the bridge between places. In so doing, reinvigorating heritage building and uplifting urban places for the return of “in-person society”, return to IRL.
It is part of our work to think through local context and simultaneously relation to the global. As most of us, the travelling is (used to be) an inherent way of living. Travelling for us is a movement that constantly creates the city imaginary city of Londaris by combining two global cities into one. By speed and repetition, high-speed transportation closely connects London and Paris thus recreating a magical place where Shoreditch and South Pigalle are neighbouring districts.
One has to celebrate the common language that architecture can be. Our discipline is highly contextual but nevertheless it is international in spirit.