Ambika P3, which was recently awarded ‘Best Exhibition Space’ at the Academic Venue Awards, is a 14,000 square ft space developed from the vast former concrete construction hall for the University of Westminster’s School of Engineering.
Built in the 1960s, it is a distinctive space for contemporary art and architecture which presents a public programme of solo and group exhibitions, education projects and talks and events involving the academic community from the Faculty of Architecture and Built Environment and the Westminster School of Media, Arts and Design.
Its size is unique for an exhibition space in crowded central London’s West End. Dedicated to innovation, experimentation and learning, Ambika P3 operates as a laboratory and meeting place for practitioners, industry and academia.
On Wednesday 6 December, the University of Westminster hosted a 10-year anniversary celebration and welcomed over 350 guests. The event included projections, musical performances from the London Contemporary Music Festival, which are still running until 10 December, as well as the launch of four printed and electronic catalogues, designed by Paul Khera and put together by Professor Katharine Heron and Ambika P3 Curator, Dr Michael Maziere, documenting all the past exhibitions, musical and film events, as well as student shows which took place at the venue.