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The City Speaks was commissioned as part of Hull UK City of Culture 2017 and designed to act as a 21st century Speakers’ Corner in which open-air public speaking took on epic proportions as spoken words were translated to text and relayed on one of the towers supporting Hull’s tidal barrier.
Hive was originally conceived as the centrepiece of the UK Pavilion at the 2015 Milan Expo and was the first UK Pavilion to be reused
and brought back to Britain after an Expo to be sited in its permanent home at Kew Gardens.
As Part of Peabody’s long-term regeneration plans to realise Thamesmead’s potential and build 20,000 new homes, they are embedding culture into the heart of their plans from the beginning. Their cultural strategy ensures that they work with local communities to create culture as part of daily life, and partnerships with local and international partners has enabled them to raise the profile and ambition of Thamesmead and put it on the map.
Free tank: The retrospective view of the pathway is a permanent public artwork created by renowned British artist Roger Hiorns as the final element of the Temple Quay waterfront master-plan.
The renovation of the Stoney Street pedestrian public right of way was conceived and designed as a route and a destination social space to articulate through the use of materials the disjuncture between the crust of human occupation above ground and the bedrock beneath.
Photographs of the Jewish quarter in Berlin from pre-world war II were projected on the buildings and streets where they were originally taken and then photographed to remind the city of a part of its identity sometimes forgotten.
Superkilen Park in Copenhagen is a collaboration between BIG (architects), Topotek1 (landscape architects) and SUPERFLEX (artists) to create a public space that celebrates the diversity of its residents. The park is 355,000 square feet and boasts 60 installations of urban best practice from around the world.
Across the rooftops of several prominent buildings in Geneva’s Plaine de Plainpalais are nine neon sculptures, which create an additional visual space in an already dense urban environment. The project, 'Urban Parallax' was officially inaugurated in October 2012 with an exhibition and an international conference at the Salle du Faubourg.
The People’s Canopy was a mobile architectural structure designed specifically for the city of Preston by award-winning Beijing architects People’s Architecture Office. The People’s Canopy was a two-storey high expandable roof structure on bicycle wheels. The ten units were designed to collapse to the size of a double decker bus to be pedalled from one location to another and thereby transform underused public spaces; spaces for auto transport are turned into spaces for pedestrians and events, and open streets connected. The aim of the project was to develop a bespoke, temporary architectural intervention for Preston that would create new, visible connections between the university and the city centre, as well as celebrate UCLan’s international links.
In Certain Places worked with architectural practice Research Design to examine the original plans for the Harris Museum & Art Gallery, drawn up by architect James Hibbert, and to create a new temporary staircase, which invited people to move directly from the space of Preston’s Market Square into the heart of the Harris building. The Flights took people through the ‘front door’ of the building on the first floor, allowing them to experience the neo-classical, Grade I listed building in an entirely new way.