Discover why Westfield Stratford City is a new retail landmark.
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Studio East is a mark of our commitment to the future of retail, and our passion for East London, one of the most creative destinations in the world.
To celebrate East London's creative spirit, Westfield Stratford City has launched Studio East, a cultural initiative aimed at supporting and nurturing young talent. As part of this initiative, a Cultural Committee chaired by retail expert Mary Portas was formed to help grant the next generation of creative innovators access to their industry's leading lights.
The incredible collective of London's most acclaimed talent and opinion formers awarded a series of four high profile commissions which will be embedded in the actual fabric of Westfield Stratford City, the prestigious gateway to London's Olympic Park.
Read more about the commissions.
The official launch of Studio East took place at a temporary rooftop pavilion created by the award-winning young architects Carmody Groarke in collaboration with East-end restauranteurs Bistrotheque. Open to the public for 3 weeks only, over 2000 guests wined and dined on the top of Westfield Stratford City's carpark, with breathtaking views over the construction site, London's Olympic Stadium and Zaha Hahid's 2012 Aquatics Centre.
Read more about the Studio East Dining project.
Photo (left to right): Michelle Ogundehin (Editor-in-chief, ELLE Decoration), Roland Mouret, Lisa Armstrong (Fashion Editor, The Times), Mary Portas, Lucy Siegle (Presenter and Writer; The One Show, The Observer), Tracey Emin, Michael Gutman (Westfield Managing Director, UK & Europe), Erin O'Connor, Tom Dixon, Tony Chambers (Editor-in-chief, Wallpaper*)