The bustling city of London continues to grow, and as its population increases, so will the height of its buildings.
“As London’s population gets bigger and bigger, and new development for London takes place within the constraints of the green belt, we have to increase the density of the city,” Peter Murray, chairman of New London Architecture, said.
Over the next two decades, more than 200 new towers that host 20 stories or more will go up in the European metropolis. London-based architectural rendering studio Hayes Davidson has engineered a series of images that predict how London’s skyline will look in 2034. The firm took care to include some of London’s more famous current skyscrapers (such as The Shard) in the predicative images while also incorporating potential new buildings.
These images were designed for “London’s Growing… Up!”, an exhibition that will be held at the New London Architecture gallery beginning on April 3, 2014. The showcase will trace the evolution of London’s skyline beginning in the 1960s and forecasting several decades into the future. The exhibition will highlight some new buildings that are currently in the works, such as the Leadenhall Building by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, Walkie Talkie by Rafael Vinoly, and the mysterious “can of ham” by Foggo Associates.