London’s skyline 20 years on

Architectural rendering studio Hayes Davidson created a series of images predicting how London’s skyline might look in 20 years time.

The UK capital has over 200 towers of 20 storeys planned over the next two decades and Hayes Davidson visualised how they may appear alongside London’s existing buildings such as The Shard and Foster’s The Gherkin.

Originally created for an exhibition opening later this year at New London Architecture (NLA) called London’s Growing… Up!, the exhibition is set to chart the growth of tall buildings in London since the 60s while looking at the impact the towers may have on the city in the future.

“As London’s population gets bigger and bigger, and new development for London takes place within the constraints of the green belt, we have to increase the density of the city,” said Peter Murray, chairman of NLA and the exhibition curator.

“This results in our buildings getting taller. The huge number of towers in the pipeline will have a significant impact on the look of London.”

The images include the dubbed, “can of ham” building by Foggo Associates and The Pinnacle by Kohn Pedersen Fox, alongside the nearly completed Leadenhall Building by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners and Rafael Vonoly’s Walkie Talkie.