ARCHIVIBE is proud to partner with the 2020 London Festival of Architecture & BowerBird in presenting a public vote contest, “The power of architecture to impact my life”.

We want to involve you into the discussion around architecture and London.

Architecture shapes our cities and places, our social and cultural values, and our daily lives:
architectures that changed the skyline or the views around us, buildings that shaped our daily routine or has helped a place or community for the better, architectures that changed the fortunes of a place, architectures that involve us, or just make our skin crawl.

All the architectures have been submitted during May and form the basis of the public vote.

You will be able to vote (until Tuesday 30 June 3:00 pm CET) on each building to decide which of these projects has the most powerful impact on people’s lives.

Which London building has impacted your life the most?

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Title: The Stratford
Author: Daniele Prosdocimo
Votes: 82

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The Stratford is a residential and hotel tower in London that represents a new model for high-rise living. It takes its name from the East End neighborhood in which it resides—an area that it has helped transform into a revitalized destination. The building, which is positioned as a gateway to Stratford, is among the first in a recent wave of high-rise residential towers throughout London. Its design creates an internal community, most prominently through three sky gardens carved out of its massing. These sky gardens were made possible by a complex synthesis of architecture and engineering, and are inspired by the social functionality of London’s traditional residential squares and streetscapes. For a building type in which people seldom interact with their neighbors, this is a complete transformation of high-rise living.

Project by: Skidmore Owings & Merrill (SOM)

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) is an influential collective of architects, designers, engineers and planners, responsible for some of the world’s most technically and environmentally advanced buildings, and significant public spaces. From a strategic regional plan to a single piece of furniture, SOM's designs anticipate change in the way we live, work and communicate, and have brought lasting value to communities around the world. The firm's approach is highly collaborative, and its interdisciplinary team is engaged on a wide range of international projects, with creative studios based across the globe.

Photography: Hufton+Crow

The power of architecture to impact my life: learn more about the submitted projects here