The RIBA Regent Street Windows Project returns for seventh year of innovative architectural shop window displays

RIBA Regent Street Windows 2016 will launch on 5 September. Some of Regent Street’s leading retailers, including Liberty, Armani Exchange and Kate Spade New York, have collaborated with RIBA’s finest emerging and established RIBA Chartered Architects to create a series of stunning shop windows with an architectural twist. The series of installations is an annual showcase of new designs from some of London’s most creative architects.

This year’s windows reflect the versatility and ingenuity of the architects in creating new and fresh designs that build on the history and vision of each brand. Visitors will be treated to displays which play on movement and materials; colour and texture; and heritage and story-telling. For the first time, the sequence of architectural installations extends beyond Regent Street to include participation from Liberty on Great Marlborough Street and the RIBA offices headquarters on Portland Place.

Partnering with the London Design Festival and London Fashion Week, the project will create a public architecture exhibition seen by more than one million people each week. 

The participating architects will have their installations on display from Monday 5th September for a three week period until Sunday, 25th September. The architects and retailers paired this year are:

  • 7 For All Mankind with KSR Architects
  • Armani Exchange with Matheson Whiteley
  • Charles Tyrwhitt with Bureau de Change
  • Kate Spade New York with Design Haus Liberty
  • Kiehl’s with Piercy & Company x Electrolight
  • KIKO MILANO with Aleksa Studio
  • Liberty with Architecture Social Club
  • Molton Brown with Knox Bhavan & Susie MacMurray
  • RIBA, 76 Portland Place with CAN + Nina Shen Poblete
  • Uniqlo with Projects Office

RIBA London Region Director, Dian Small said:

“The RIBA Regent Street Windows project has established itself as a showcase for some of London’s finest emerging architects. Each year the installations demonstrate the fluidity of contemporary architecture, with each pairing embracing innovative art and design practices. It’s a pleasure to see the participants collaborating with some of the world’s leading fashion and beauty brands and envisioning such striking displays on an alternative space and scale.”

The project is run in partnership with the Regent Street Association and is sponsored by The Crown Estate.


Notes to Editors:

1. For further information and press images contact Jessica Shiel, Project Manager: RIBA Windows

2. Follow #RIBAWindows on Twitter and Instagram to discover more about the project and associated events.

3. The RIBA Regent Street Windows Project is an initiative of RIBA’s London Region and Regent Street Association, London W1 and kindly supported by the Crown Estate. The project started in 2010 as part of the London Festival of Architecture and is now established as a stand-alone annual event. 

4. The RIBA’s London Region represents some 12,000 members and over 1,000 chartered practices in the capital and aims to promote excellence in the profession and the value of good design through a range of projects that celebrate achievements, campaign for quality, develop skills, offer training, further education and create opportunities for those in the capital. The RIBA stand is open to all RIBA Chartered Practices. 

5. The Royal Institute of British Architects (@RIBA) is a global professional membership body that serves its members and society in order to deliver better buildings and places, stronger communities and a sustainable environment.

6. The RIBA is a registered charity and it relies on the generosity of individuals, companies, trusts and foundations to preserve its world-class collections, to maintain free public access to its exhibitions and develop a diverse and exciting public events programme.


Posted on Tuesday 6th September 2016

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