During the London Festival of Architecture, Spanish designers Cristina Díaz Moreno and Efrén Ga Grinda present ‘The Wooden Parliament’ at Coal Drops Yard. A hand crafted pavilion on display throughout the month of June. ‘The Wooden Parliament’ located at the entrance of Coal Drops Yard creating an immersive space open to the public.
It looks to articulate the way architecture can serve as a mediator between people and encourage the public to interact in a way they wouldn’t have before. The piece is the breaking down of boundaries which is this year’s theme for the London Festival of Architecture.
‘The Wooden Parliament’ is considered a displacement of a private interior in a public space and inside rows of steps face each other to create platforms to encourage debate, conversation and contemplation. The pavilion will be free and open to the public for the whole month of June.
Live events, drop-in workshops and live music will be taking place every day, organised by MoA (Museum of Architecture).
Drop-in drawing workshop with architectural illustrator Philip Buckingham
Mondays 3, 10, 17, 24 June from 11-13:00
Live portraiture sketching with artist Sophie Glover
Wednesday 5, Fridays 14, 21, 28 June 11-13:00
Live performance by Royal College of Music saxophonist
Thursday 6 June 11-14:00, Friday 14 June 15:00-18:00, Thursday 20 June 12-15:00
Drop-in live portraiture with London Drawing Group
Saturdays 8, 15, 22, 29 June 11-13:00
Drop-in drawing workshop ‘Public Word Play’ with Gilles and Cecilie Studio
Wednesday 19 June 10.30-13:30
Drop-in drawing workshop ‘People on the Move’ with Gilles and Cecilie Studio
Thursday 27 June, 10.30-13:30
The Pavilion is not a covered space, so programming will be cancelled if the weather is bad. To see the full programme and check live updates visit the MoA website.
Please note: A Wooden Parliament only has a partially accessible interior space due to the design of the tiered stairs and narrowed entrance route. Please contact [email protected] if you have any questions or concerns