Architect Nigel Coates lets his imagination run wild



Bourbon biscuits, Liquorice Allsorts and golf balls are some of the unlikely materials from which architect Nigel Coates conjures a vision of London’s future.  Coates was invited to make a piece of work for Global Cities, Tate Modern’s exhibition about the changing face of ten international cities. The architectural model he created focuses on the Thames Gateway, an area of land targeted for regeneration that stretches eastwards from Canary Wharf along the river Thames.  He talks about why British architecture is in need of an injection of artistic spirit.