LFA2023: Pews & Perches Fourth Edition

At the Docks

LFA2023: Pews & Perches Fourth Edition

Students, graduates and emerging practitioners share their perspective on sustainability within the Docks through the design of a bench that actively engages users and visitors to the Royal Docks

These benches are the fourth edition of London Festival of Architectures' Pews and Perches competition.

Five winning design teams have been selected to have their benches installed for at least a year as part of LFA2023; each offering a unique perspective and interpretation of the LFA theme ‘In Common’.

The five benches and their locations will be:

  • Chit Chat Chair by Studio Groove, Floating Gardens, Royal Victoria
  • Together We Hold by Akmaral Khassen, Lyle Park
  • Round the Neighbourhood by Nicolos Makatsaria and Jericho Cabalan (student team from UTC College), UTC College
  • The Bench That Indicates by Pan Projects, Factory Project
  • FLOAT by Akasaki Vanhuyse, Royal Albert Wharf

Part of the London Festival of Architecture 2023

Time & date

Thursday 1 June - Friday 30 June


Various locations across the Royal Docks

For your visit

Places To Stay

Good Hotel London

This floating hotel is also a not-for profit organisation that invests in the local community.

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Food & Drink

Nani Café

Beans on toast, paninis, and other homely lunch options at equally homely prices.

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ExCeL London

The international convention centre has hosted everything from Comic Con to the Olympics.

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