SOM Participates in London Festival of Architecture

In June, 2019, SOM will participate in the London Festival of Architecture, the world’s biggest annual architecture festival. On Saturdays throughout the month, SOM architects will lead tours of The Stratford Hotel & Lofts at Manhattan Loft Gardens.

Together with the Manhattan Loft Corporation, SOM architects will share insight on the design of the 42-story building. Visitors will have access to a selection of loft apartments, and hotel amenities, as well as the sky gardens of the double-cantilevered tower.

Additionally, on June 18th, SOM Partner Kent Jackson and Harry Handelsman, CEO of the Manhattan Loft Corporation, will discuss the ambitious vision behind the project.

The London Festival of Architecture is a city-wide annual event that includes a broad program of events and activities for people of all ages. The festival, which includes more than 400 events presented by a mix of organizations and individuals, aims to broaden the conversation around architecture and cities. The theme for the 2019 festival is "boundaries."

Manhattan Loft Gardens: Guided Tours

June 1, 2019
1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

June 8, 2019
1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

June 15, 2019
1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

June 22, 2019
1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

June 29, 2019
1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Manhattan Loft Gardens: A Discussion with Kent Jackson and Harry Handelsman 

June 18, 2019

Kent Jackson, SOM Design Partner, and Harry Handelsman, CEO of Manhattan Loft Corporation, will talk through the ambitious vision to create a vertical community and change perceptions of high-rise living in London.

6:30 p.m. Champagne reception at 36th floor sky garden
7:00 p.m. Conversation in Loft 1003

RSVP is required. RSVP to

The Stratford Lofts
Manhattan Loft Gardens
20 International Way 
Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park 
London E20 1GQ

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