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  3. Boris Johnson Enlists 3 Practices to Envisage the Future of Heathrow

Boris Johnson Enlists 3 Practices to Envisage the Future of Heathrow

Boris Johnson Enlists 3 Practices to Envisage the Future of Heathrow
Boris Johnson Enlists 3 Practices to Envisage the Future of Heathrow, Richard Rogers' Terminal 5 at Heathrow. Image © Flickr CC User NewbieRunner
Richard Rogers' Terminal 5 at Heathrow. Image © Flickr CC User NewbieRunner

London Mayor Boris Johnson has enlisted the help of three architects, Hawkins\Brown, Rick Mather Architects and Maccreanor Lavington Architects to design a new town on the site of Heathrow Airport. The move is designed to encourage support for Johnson's plan to build a new airport in the Thames Estuary, jokingly dubbed 'Boris Island' by some. If the Estuary Airport were to go ahead it could mean closing Heathrow, currently one of the world's busiest airports, freeing the land up for the new development. You can read more on the story at the Architects' Journal.

Cite: Rory Stott. "Boris Johnson Enlists 3 Practices to Envisage the Future of Heathrow" 08 May 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/504528/boris-johnson-enlists-3-practices-to-envisage-the-future-of-heathrow/> ISSN 0719-8884