From 2-10 July, the University of Westminster hosted FAB FEST, a week-long celebration of design and making which culminated in a three-day public exhibition presenting a series of live music performances and making events.

The event, hosted by the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment and the Fabrication Laboratory, featured over 30 architecture pavilions built completely out of cardboard by architecture students from the University of Westminster as well as architecture students from 16 different countries.

Pavilions were manufactured in the Fabrication Laboratory at the University of Westminster and were assembled in Central London at Ambika P3, the prestigious exhibition space in Marylebone Road.

Partnering with Digital Construction Week, the theme for this year was ‘Digital City’ which challenged teams of creative designers from around the world to build out their ideas on how the digital affects our architecture, cities and daily lives, through their pavilions or installations.

This year’s celebration included an Architecture Exhibition Tour, a live viewing of the World Cup, a London Architecture Tour, and a Private View and Judge’s prize before opening to the public for a three-day exhibition from 7-10 July.

The public event kicked off with Let’s Make!, a family-friendly public festival combining live music performances from the Trans-Siberian March Band, FAB Jazz Band, Ashley Henry, among others, with making activities such as data cut-up, chair making workshops, urban festival sketching and face painting. 

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