With today’s post we have recent views of the Shard from Borough High Street and Southwark Bridge. The photographs show the difference in scale between the Shard and the buildings nearby, and the visual impact it is having at street level and on the skyline as this skyscraper nears completion.
The effect of such buildings can be a fascinating topic for investigation for young learners. The RIBA and the Victoria and Albert Museum worked together to create Exploring Skylines, a study room resource containing original prints and drawings from across both collections. More information about this resource, including downloadable images, teachers’ notes and a study guide, is available on the V&A’s website.
The RIBA offers free education programmes throughout the year, based on the architectural collections of the RIBA Library.
(Shard London Bridge: photographs by Wilson Yau)