Blue Cities will take place on 26 March

Garden Museum to hold an event on water in cities
Garden Museum to hold an event on water in cities

The Garden Museum in London is to hold an evening, called ‘Blue Cities’, exploring the role of water in the city.

The King’s Cross Central Ltd Partnership will introduce ‘Of Soil and Water, the King’s Cross Pond Club’ – a naturally purified bathing pond located within a working construction site – and will discuss how developers such as Argent are approaching water in an urban environment. They will explore the trend for swimming in the city, the use of water in design, and the wider benefits of ‘blue infrastructure’ on health and well-being.

Garden Museum director Christopher Woodward will chair the evening and will be joined by Ian Freshwater of the King’s Cross Central Ltd Partnership, the Director of Studio Octopi Chris Romer-Lee on behalf of the Thames Baths, and Phineas Harper, Assistant Editor of The Architectural Review. The event will also include a showing of the film Water Blues – Green Solutions, introduced by Paul Lincoln of the Landscape Institute, as well as a film of environmental psychologist Mat White.

The event will run from 18:30 – 20:00. Tickets cost 10.00. Visit the Blue Cities website to learn more and book a place.

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