Tuesday, 13 October 2009

Nash Ramblas

RIBA London is thinking up a new name for Nash Ramblas, the London Festival of Architecture project set to take place next June that will highlight the pathway from Regents to St James' Park. The festival events will explore Terry Farrell's scheme for the West End and celebrate John Nash's original masterplan.

We need a new name though. And Nash Ramble doesn't work. New Street 1825 doesn't say contemporary plans for the streetscape. West End Promenade creates an image of Edwardian ladies twirling parasols in the park (this isn't part of the festival plans). Nash's boulevard conjures up Paris.


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