Southbank Londres, London, United Kingdom (2001)
Part of:
  • Abalos & Herreros (archive creator)
  • Abalos & Herreros (architectural firm)
  • Iñaki Abalos (architect)
  • Juan Herreros (architect)

Southbank Londres, London, United Kingdom (2001)



Level of archival description:
Extent and medium:
  • 81 photographic materials
    40 printouts
    5 reprographic copies
    3 drawings
    0,11 l.m. of textual records
Scope and content:
The project series documents the competition entry for the international competition “Jubilee-Gardens” for the reorganization of the Southbank in London, England. Abalos & Herreros worked with an international team and the firm's entry was a finalist in the competition. The firm identified this project as number 139.

“The competition programme asked for a new center for London. A center which would be perceived as a global icon. Comparing the statement with analogue enclaves showed that the Southbank was very small for such ambition, especially because of the fact that the project had to let as much metropolitan space open as possible. This forced to investigate how to enlarge the site. The problem was resolved by connecting adjacent areas in three levels. The original conditions and the programme offered a diverse mix of urban and natural elements: history, entertainment, culture, open spaces, the Thames… from where the conquest of the adjacent areas, the sub terrain and the margins of a linked event starts.” (ARCH270975)

Documenting the project are conceptual and design development drawings, photographic and reference materials, notes, competition documents, and correspondence.
Reference number:



London Greater London England United Kingdom

Language of material:
  • English
  • Spanish
Related units of description:
  • Note that there are additional presentation drawings and 25 photographic materials related to this project arranged in series AP164.S2 and AP164.S3. See files ARCH277512, ARCH270966, ARCH270975, ARCH270976, ARCH270979, and ARCH271331.

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