We are excited to announce that we have been appointed by the Westway Trust to work with the Westway communities to agree a vision for the future. We are committed to a collaborative process to explore issues and ideas to deliver improvements in the short, medium and long term. There are no pre-fixed ideas or outcomes.
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…”.
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
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.
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.
To celebrate the launch of the Icon Design Trail 2017 on Saturday, Fluid and the City of London Corporation held a Culture Mile Urban Safari of the Culture Mile area, starting from the Smithfield Rotunda onto Silk Street and Moor Lane, via the Culture Mile’s main spine. Along the journey we took a group of local residents to see Fluid’s Culture Mile installations and a number of the City of London’s temporary arts projects.
Our Culture Mile installations were installed early on Saturday morning in time for the Icon Design Trail 2017 launch and the Culture Mile Urban Safari. Fluid have worked with the City of London Corporation and a great team to turn the project around in a very short time-scale! A massive thank you to Richard Morrell, from Bert and Morrell, for making the beautiful vinyl structures, and to Mtec for constructing the plinths and installing
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).
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.
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.
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”.
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.
NATØ is once again on everyone’s lips – but not because of Trump. We are talking about another NATO – we are talking about ‘Narrative Architecture TØday’. What is that?