From all of us at Fluid and Soundings to all we have worked and collaborated with in 2018 we wish you a great break and a happy, prosperous and special 2019!
It’s World Town Planning Day!
Since 1949 World Town Planning Day has been a special day to recognise and promote the role of planning globally and to celebrate how we shape the places where we live, work and play.
To celebrate, Fluid and Soundings have taken the time to consider the importance of planning and shaping places with communities with the statement, “We shape places with the community because…”.
It was our pleasure to have Giorgio Wetzl and Tom Davies from Litchfields deliver a presentation on the recent planning policy updates in the UK for the Fluid/Soundings office on Friday 26th October 2018.
Fluid and Soundings summer picnic On Friday 20th July we hosted our annual Fluid and Soundings summer picnic in Hoxton Square, a chance to celebrate a successful start to the year and catch up with good friends. Over the afternoon and into the evening we welcomed old colleagues, friends and new additions
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Steve McAdam took part in the ‘Green Sky Thinking ‘ event ‘Do Not Consult: Co-Creation in Plan Making’ hosted by Penoyre and Prasad on 17th May, 2018. Steve and three other speakers tackled the question of ‘how can the depth of co-creation, intimacy and connection
Very proud of our associate Adam Summerfield who took a sabbatical from Fluid to be part of the very selective first Public Practice cohort. Public Practice is placing a new generation of planners within local governments to shape places for the public good.
Shortlisted Competition – Second Place. Our ambitious design aimed to turn the former Youth Theatre and Corn Store into a market place and centre for Kentish produce whilst offering flexible worksapces for tech start-ups and a new public space and visible landmark for Ashford’s Commercial Quarter.
Fluid and Soundings are delighted to welcome Amar Benkriera on board. Amar will be joining us as an Associate Director with a focus on business growth, building on secure and acknowledged platforms built by the two companies.
Fluid is looking for talented and motivated architects and urbanists to join our team and work on a number of exciting projects ranging from urban strategies, housing delivery, community / meanwhile projects and co design processes.
Fluid are delighted that our proposal (number 38) for the ‘Old Street Iconic Gateway’ competition is longlisted and being presented at a public exhibition. Together with engineers Structure Mode and Trinity landscape
From all of us at Fluid and Soundings to all we have worked and collaborated with we wish you a happy, prosperous and special 2018, and look forward to further projects in the New Year! Fluid
One of Fluid’s key themes for the Culture Mile public realm strategy is the idea of ‘bringing the inside outside’ – transforming the streets with artistic interventions and unique events.
From time to time Fluid notices what its little sister, Soundings, has been up to. This time we noticed that the Leake Street Arches project (also known as the Banksy Tunnel), where a number of extraordinary vaults below Waterloo station have now been brought back into re-use, had a celebratory party to mark practical completion.
Christina gave a presentation on Wood Green Town Centre Strategy developed by Fluid for LB Haringey at the NLA on location in Haringey event 22nd September 2017.