Barnet




Supported by the London Borough of Barnet.




“We’re delighted that the borough of Barnet will be a feature destination in the 2023 London Festival of Architecture.”

“Barnet is home to many communities with distinct identities but which also have so much in common, and this reflects in our public realm. We’re a borough rich in historic buildings that have been at the centre of life in Barnet for generations. Today, we see Barnet growing and evolving to meet challenges and needs that our communities have in common, from quality housing to sustainable living.”

“Our architecture showcases how many cultures live alongside each other, sharing public spaces, amenities and buildings that together define the borough’s unique character. “

“Co-designing with our residents is integral to our approach to place-shaping. To ensure that we curate a programme that truly reflects our communities, we’ll consult our residents and ask them to choose the buildings they think should be part of the festival.”

Cllr Sara Conway, Chair of Barnet Council’s Community Leadership and Libraries Committee

From Edgware to Cricklewood, and Finchley to Hampstead Garden Suburb, Barnet is known for being one of London’s largest and greenest boroughs. Historically, Barnet has been a borough that has supported commerce with 30 town centres which play different roles in the wider community.

This year’s festival theme ‘In Common’ is particularly relevant to the story of Barnet, which has long been home to a hugely diverse population, including some of the largest Jewish and Japanese communities in the UK.
The borough continues to grow and thrive, showing that new development in existing contexts can be innovative, while maintaining Barnet’s unique and diverse character.

The festival will focus on a route that draws people from the residential heart of Edgware via Colindale to Brent Cross, showcasing local history, cultural infrastructure as well as sustainable and inclusive place-based projects that empower communities and give them a voice to help shape their town centres.

 

Want to be part of the Barnet programme, but looking for support to make your event happen? Apply for Barnet Community Fund. 

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“We’re delighted that the borough of Barnet will be a feature destination in the 2023 London Festival of Architecture.”

“Barnet is home to many communities with distinct identities but which also have so much in common, and this reflects in our public realm. We’re a borough rich in historic buildings that have been at the centre of life in Barnet for generations. Today, we see Barnet growing and evolving to meet challenges and needs that our communities have in common, from quality housing to sustainable living.”

“Our architecture showcases how many cultures live alongside each other, sharing public spaces, amenities and buildings that together define the borough’s unique character. “

“Co-designing with our residents is integral to our approach to place-shaping. To ensure that we curate a programme that truly reflects our communities, we’ll consult our residents and ask them to choose the buildings they think should be part of the festival.”

Cllr Sara Conway, Chair of Barnet Council’s Community Leadership and Libraries Committee

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