We blogged about the fab 3D map of London on display at MIPIM back in March. Now, the New London Architecture (NLA) team’s huge model map has come back home to London and you can go and see it. The New London Model was built by Pipers, with data supplied by us at OS, using a combination of laser-cutting, 3-D printing and hand-crafting.
We popped into The Building Centre to see the new London model last week, just a couple of days after the big launch. It’s really worth a visit – although the full interactive display won’t be available until later in May. It’s free to visit and is just a couple of minutes walk from Goodge Street tube.
NLA’s 1:2000 scale 3D map is the centrepiece of the NLA galleries at over 12 metres long. The model includes more than 85 km2 of London, 19 Boroughs and around 170,000 buildings. It extends from King’s Cross in the north to Peckham in the south and the Royal Docks in the east to Old Oak Common in the west.
Something as visual and striking as this underlines the use of OS information and solutions to underpin the work of developers, the insurance and legal industries as well as transport planners.
OS is driving several exciting advances in 3D and the built environment right now and the opportunity for us to include our premier mapping, building heights and imagery data into the new model has demonstrated how we can excite the best designers in the property community and deliver value for money with their new designs.
Hear from our own Paul Griffiths on this Estates Gazette video taken at the launch last week: