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Culture Mile: Summer Speculations

The City of London Corporation have launched a small architectural competition to speculate on the architectural and design future of the Culture Mile. They are inviting architects, designers and artists to help us envisage this. Fluid have developed a number of themes that have emerged from the Culture Mile’s new public realm strategy: ・ Form […]

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NLA Event - Haringey The Next Chapter

NLA Event – Haringey: The Next Chapter

Founding Director Christina Norton will be speaking in September at the NLA event ‘Haringey: The next chapter’. She will be discussing our recent project in Wood Green, where we were 
appointed by the London Borough of Haringey in April 2015 to lead a team consisting of Aecom and Cushman & Wakefield to develop an Investment Framework (IF). 

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Culture Mile Pop-ups & Year Here

Culture Mile: Pop-ups & Year Here

Despite the rain Fluid held a series of Culture Mile pop-ups last week with the help of the Year Here fellows. As part of their ‘bootcamp’, the Year Here fellows were introduced to the world of community engagement and placemaking through Soundings / Fluid’s work before going out to the public to get a real feel for it. Some of the fellows will be working on a Soundings project over the next couple of months.

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Golders Green Town Centre Regeneration Strategy

Fluid are delighted to have won an exciting project for Barnet London Borough, the development of a comprehensive strategy for the regeneration of Golders Green Town Centre.

Aligned with Barnet’s objectives for the regeneration of their town centres, Fluid and Soundings have teamed-up to design a solid process to develop transversal vision, strategies, action plans and interventions that will make Golders Green town centre an attractive place again.

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Urban Re-Industrialiszation

Fluids Director Christina Norton has had a chapter published in Krzysztof Nawratek’s new book “Urban Re-industrialization”. If you are interested in the return of manufacture and making to our cities take a look at the book and Part 3, Chapter 12 – “Industri[us]: Re/Use, Re/Work, Re/Value”.

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Icon Design Trail 2017

Fluid have been selected to be part of the Icon Design Trail taking place from the 16th to the 24th of September 2017.

The City of London Corporation (CoL) is working to improve the environment and urban realm across the Culture Mile through a programme that delivers better wayfinding, new green spaces, lighting, public information and art installations.

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Culture Mile Summer Pop-ups

Fluid has been appointed by the City of London Corporation to develop a strategy that will bring together future plans for key institutions and consider wider developments taking place in the area to create a cohesive cultural and urban strategy.

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Tooling Up!

Fluid are delighted to announce some new promotions and appointments within the company, gearing for the busy year ahead! Afolabi Spence who has worked with us since 2003, and has been instrumental in helping shape Fluid’s approach to the process of design, has become a Director.

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South Kilburn Masterplan

Part of the design team led by Feilden Clegg Bradly Studios and in collaboration with Brent Council, Fluid reviewed South Kilburn Masterplan with the community, to match the latest quality standards and turn the estate into a unique and pleasant place for their residents and the ones to come.

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Eirini Villas nears completion

Eirini Villas is finally complete after five years of extensions, refurbishments and the most torturous planning system imaginable. When first built, the ‘Old House’ walls, roof and brise soleil – the latter inspired by a trip to Chandigargh – were built with a single layer of brick or concrete, relying on the thick lime render to keep us warm and dry – needless to say, this soleil – the latter inspired by a trip to Chandigargh – were built with

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Mipim 2017

Steve and Afolabi have returned from Mipim – essentially intact! Here you can see Afolabi, on the right, describing our Wood Green masterplan to Waltham Forest’s director for Investment and Delivery – Jonathan Martin. As well as this scheme we were kept busy explaining the two new commissions we have received from the City Corporation for Area Strategies for some of London’s most outstanding places.

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MIPIM 2017

Fluid will again be in attendance at MIPIM this year represented by directors Steve McAdam and Afolabi Spence. A model of our town centre area strategy for Wood Green will be central to Haringey’s stand, and Steve & Afolabi will be at the stand, in the London Pavilion, between events.

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Building Futures 2030

As a member of its Steering Group, I have been busy curating Building Futures’ first invited workshop since the group announced its independence from the RIBA, toward the end of last year. I developed the workshop to focus on discussing trends and emerging phenomena in the areas of politics, sociology, economics, technology and the environment in order to establish a research agenda focussing on a horizon set 15-20 years from now.

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