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Roca London Gallery
Urban Plunge: New Designs for Natural Swimming In Our Cities

15 Sep 2014
Talk / Seminar
Chelsea Design Quarter
6 - 8pm
020 7610 9503
Free Event
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Urban Plunge: New Designs For Natural Swimming In Our Cities curated by Jane Withers for Wonderwater.
A panel discuss the capital's waterway and ask will we soon be swimming in the Thames again? Exploring what it takes to make the river a leisure space and how design can develop an urban retreat.

Accompanying the exhibition Urban Plunge, a notable panel discuss the capital's waterway and ask will we soon be swimming in the Thames again? Exploring what it takes to make the river a leisure space and how design can develop a natural urban retreat.

Urban Plunge
11 September - 10 January 2015
Urban Plunge explores both existing schemes and future visions for river swimming in the heart of our cities.

Commissioned by Roca London Gallery, it showcases international design and architectural projects that transform urban rivers into public leisure spaces, giving people an exciting new, water-level perspective on their metropolis.

Curator Jane Withers, a design consultant and co-founder of Wonderwater, has selected five key projects to illustrate architecture and design’s role in radically changing river usage, challenging our attitude to the urban water environment.

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Roca London Gallery is a contemporary showroom and gallery space designed by Zaha Hadid Architects. The Gallery is a functional and flexible area where Roca bathroom products share space with exhibitions, presentations, professional meetings and events relating to design, architecture and sustainability. The Gallery is open to the public and hosts free cultural events throughout the year based around Roca’s values: design, innovation, wellness and sustainability.