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Highlights in the city and art on the coast 

13-17 SEPTEMBER 2017

Concept and moderation: Marion Kuzmany / ARCH ON TOUR

Consultant: Kerstin Gust / Gust & Grünhagen

Guided tours: Alastair Upton / Folkestone Triennial; as well as other architects and experts in numerous buildings, galleries and museums on site

Tour operator: Mondial GmbH & Co. KG


Based on the architectural highlights of the vibrant cultural metropolis of London - including the New Design Museum in Kensington Gardens and the addition of the Tate Modern by Herzog & de Meuron - ARCH ON TOUR takes you on a refreshing excursion to the southeastern English coast of the counties of Kent and East Sussex. Steep cliffs and legendary beaches of the former London holiday idyll inspire a new audience, the discreet charm of the British Coney Island on the English Channel offers the up-and-coming artistic landscape and its current buildings a grandiose backdrop. By train, bus or bike we explore selected architecture, the most beautiful places in the region and new art museums by the sea, where visits to exhibitions can be combined with walks on the beach.

In addition to the 57th Art Biennale in Venice and documenta 14 in Kassel and Athens, the still largely undiscovered Folkestone Triennale confidently joins the series of major art events of 2017. With "double edge", her curator Lewis Biggs chose a title that is promisingly ambiguous. As part of a special tour, the concept of this year's Folkestone Triennial and highlights of the program will be presented.


PROGRAM , as of September 12th, 2017, subject to change

Sunrise - sunset: approx. 6:35 am - 7:15 pm


Wednesday, 09/13/2017 / Vienna - London

check-in takes place individually; Flight Vienna - London Heathrow with BA0699

Piccadilly line

check-in Hotel Kings Cross Inn (directly at St. Pancras Station)

Metro, bus

St. Mary Ax / Foster + Partners, 2004: Brunch in the Skybar at "The Gherkin"

Walk to Millennium Bridge / Foster + Partners, 2004

Tate Modern (formerly Kraftwerk / Sir Giles Gilbert Scott, 1947,1963) /

   Herzog & de Meuron, 2000, extension 2016 (individual visit to the exhibitions)

The Barbican Center / Chamberlin, Powell & Bon, 1965-1976 (private architecture tour)

Dinner at James Cochran N1 (new opening)

King's Cross Station Western Concourse / John McAslan + Partners, London, 2012

German Gymnasium / Conran & Partner (winner of the Bar & Restaurant design award 2016) Drink at the bar

Optional with taxi: Atrium Champagne Bar in the ME Hotel London / Foster + Partners, 2013

1st night in London, Hotel Kings Cross Inn


Thursday 09/14/2017 / London - Margate

check-out, walks, public transport

New Design Museum / John Pawson and OMA, 2016

(Individual visit to the exhibitions, including "California: Designing Freedom" etc)

Walk through Kensington Gardens

Serpentine Pavilion / Francis Kéré, 2017

Diana Princess of Wales Memorial Fountain, Gustafson Porter + Bowman, 2004

Lunch at The Magazine / Zaha Hadid, 2013

Walk through Hyde Park

Carpenter's Worksop Gallery; Guided tour, exhibition: The Graduate (s) / European Design Talent selected by Lidewij Edelkoort)

Train ride:  St. Pancras to Margate

Taxi to the hotel, check-in at Crescent Victoria Hotel

Dinner at the Hantverk & Found Seafood Café

2nd night in Margate, Crescent Victoria Hotel


Friday 9/15/2017 / Margate - Folkestone

check out, walks in Margate

Turner Contemporary / David Chipperfield Architects, 2011 (guided tour)

The Shell Grotto / James Newlove (Explorer), 1835

Old town, free time, individual lunch

Arlington House / Russell Diplock Associates, 1964 (building management and inspection of an apartment)

Bus ride to Folkestone, check-in Burlington Hotel

Walk to the beach and along the promenade to Folkestone Habour Arm (numerous bars and restaurants on the pier: aperitif), dinner at Rocksalt Folkestone

3rd night in Folkestone, Burlington Hotel


Saturday 16.09.2017 / Folkestone Triennale  "double edge"


Quarterhouse, visitor center

Guided tour with Alastair Upton (Chief Executive of the Creative Foundation) of selected contributions from the Folkestone Triennial

The Creative Quarter, art installations etc., lunch together

free afternoon and evening

  4th night in Folkestone, Burlington Hotel

Sunday 17.09.2017 / Coastal cultural tour: Hastings - Bexhill-on-Sea - Eastbourne

check-out, bus

Jerwood Gallery, Hastings / HAT Architecture (exhibition:  Exbury Egg / Stephen Turner)

optionally by bike: Hastings-Bexhill-on Sea / or by bus

De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea / Erich Mendelsohn, Serge Chermayeff (Exhibition: Roy Voss)

Lunch in the “Rooftop Pop Up” of the De La Warr Pavillion

Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne / Rick Mather Architects

Airport transfer, flight London Heathrow - Vienna with BA0706



Photos:  Archive ARCH ON TOUR, Dorothea Pfaffenbichler-Beaumont

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