Building Futures reconvened last night for the first time since becoming independent of the RIBA last year. Around 50 professionals and thinkers from across the built environment, including architects, engineers, strategic advisors, research, academic and environmental practitioners, gathered to talk about the long-term urban future of the UK. All discussions of politics, economics, and any other foreseeable social trauma that may occur within the next ten to fifteen years was firmly banned, with the world in 2030 set as the minimum horizon.
Fluid and Soundings were delighted yesterday to score two significant achievements at the NLA awards lunch, which was staged at the magnificent Guildhall. There were over 600 attendees, waiting to see whether their submissions had been recognised, and all were from established, innovative and interesting practices.
Fluid have been appointed by the London Borough of Haringey to develop proposals to bring back into use the disused Tottenham Green Nursery within the listed curtilage of Holy Trinity Church.
We are pleased to announce that Fluid has been appointed Architect and Urbanist for the design and delivery of a mixed-use housing scheme on a significant site on the Grand Union Canal, Alperton, Brent.
The current exhibition illustrates how sister company Soundings helped Argent and Camden Council to select 30 winning entries for new street names from over 10,000 suggestions made by around 5,000 people from 95 countries, all collected in response to a competition launched in March 2013.
On 6 November, 6.30pm at UEL School of Architecture, Steve McAdam and Afolabi Spence will discuss rules and their transgression in architectural work at this evening lecture and look forward to a lively discussion with all present.
Work on the reserved matters application for phase 1 of this 600-home masterplan near Basingstoke is now well advanced.
Following Fluid’s appointment to work with local people on a masterplan development brief for Brixton Central, the first stage of this work which involves setting up a local reference group is now underway.
Fluid have been working with David Wilson Homes (Southern) to prepare a landscape driven masterplan for a unique site on the edge of the countryside, in Park Prewett, on HCA land. The vision is for a blend of the new with a sense of rootedness and tradition.
Fluid has been invited to get involved in the work of this year’s New Architects Club at Sir John Soane’s Museum. The design brief for the project explores the creation of a new pavilion for the nearby Lincoln’s Inn Fields.
Fluid is excited to announce the recent success on Brixton Town Centre. Fluid’s role will be to support Lambeth Council in the co-production process leading to a development brief for Brixton 2014, following initial viability testing to establish options.
Fluid has been selected onto the GLA/TfL Panel that will become active this year. The panel will be open to use by the London Legacy Development Corporation, London boroughs, housing associations and other public sector organisations as well.
The Park Building, King Square, taken on a sunny day in September 2013. Local people enjoy the newly opened playground during the summer holidays. Since it opened in July 2013 there have been over 95,000 visits. Finally the building has a fitting setting.
Fluid have been commissioned by the GLA to carry out an evaluation of the HS2012 project, the regeneration of the 6Km avenue linking the city with Stratford. The original vision and area studies were completed by Fluid in 2009 and launched by the Mayor in 2010.