Alexandra Road Park granted HLF funding
Great news for Kilburn: Alexandra Road Park has been successful in its Heritage Lottery funding bid. The park, designed by Janet Jack, is the only listed 20th Century landscape in Britain. It sits within the Grade II* listed Alexandra and Ainsworth Estate (Neave Brown for Camden Architecture Dept). J&L Gibbons are overseeing the restoration and modernisation of the landscape, and we are designing the playgrounds. Here is a recent news clip to give you a flavour of the setting.
Wandle Park Pavilion on site
The refurbishment of Wandle Park Pavilion is now under way, with hopes to open in October. The new facilities will include a cafe, refurbished changing rooms and public WCs and will also be used by local schools as a base from which to explore the re-opened park.
Studio in the Woods 2013
This year Studio in the Woods met in the remote countryside of Swindon (?!) to explore the physicality of design through building workshops within the landscape.
The programme was accompanied with lectures from: Assemble; 00 Architects; HAT projects; Robert Mull; Ron Hoskins and Ted Cullinan, and had guest tutors from: Studio Weave; Invisible Studio; Gianni Botsford Architects; Fielden Clegg Bradley Studios and erect architecture.
To read more about this year's Studio in the Woods, see the article in Dezeen.