THE ARCHITECTURE CENTRE, BRISTOL: SHAPE MY CITY'S FIRST LIVE-BUILD PROJECT SUMMER 2015
Shape my CIty is a youth participation project for 15 - 19 year olds; providing a great opportunity for them to get involved with industry professionals, connect with other young people across the city and develop design skills and knowledge that may help them in their career paths.
SHAPE MY CITY #livebuild was a summer collaboration with Bristol's Architecture Centre and the Shape My City participants, UWE and the Engineers without Borders members, tangentfield, carpenter Brendan Pyke and natural builder Jo Forsyth to coordinate and support a real design-and-make project as part of the Shape my City programme. We worked with the Speedwell Asylum Seekers Allotment project, to provide a low impact straw, timber and earth shelter for the allotment holders and volunteers.
Check out the film to the right..
And if you have a project that you think would make a great team build like this; do let us know!
Suner Syuleyman: UWE - Architecture and Planning undergraduate
"It was really great to work alongside the local community and building specialists. We don't really get the chance in University to interact with the General Public and they are the people affected by what we do"
Lawrence Duck: tangentfield
“It was a rewarding experience to mentor the young people on this project and help turn their imaginative ideas into a physical reality. It shows that combining theoretical design with practical construction can help students, and deliver a great community building in the process”
Hani [SMC] and Emmy [allotment coordinator] cutting the ribbon.