Project Brief

To pilot a process of creative community involvement on Wybourn and Richmond Park Estates. Working together with residents and stakeholders we aim to achieve a coherent, over arching long term vision for both sites with a series of more detailed visions for communal open spaces and infrastructure.



During the first stage of our 6 week project our objectives are to learn and develop trusted relationships within the two communities and stakeholders.

Reacting from work carried out by Encounters, we will plan a continued process of creative community involvement and design participation, which in the short term will involve innovative engagement with key demographics with assistance from relevant organisations.

This will allow us to develop architectural prototypes and methods which will then be implemented into a long term vision, focussed on renewing identity and placemaking.

Tuesday, 7 October 2008

Social Reintegration of Architecture

  • Participation produces differentiated and varied buildings in response to purpose.
  • It iniates a feedback loop between building and using, permitting a dialogue.
  • It regenerates building rituals which encourage the users even before completion.
  • Even participation in fund raising helps to make a building 'belong' to its users.
  • The sense of 'belonging' encourages action of care and maintenance.

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