Shape My City Live Build

Shape My City Live Build

Location
Bristol, United Kingdom | View Map
Project Year
2015
Category
Workshops

Shape My City Live Build

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To celebrate Bristol's year as European Green Capital, the Architecture Centre's 2015 Shape My City youth programme undertook a live ‘hands-on’ sustainable building project. During July 2015, Shape My City participants joined forces with Engineers without Borders (EWB Bristol) students from the University of the West of England (UWE) and tangentfield architects to collaboratively design and construct a community shelter. Built from local, sustainable materials (earth, wood, clay) the shelter is located on the Asylum Seekers Allotment Project (ASAP) in St George, East Bristol, and was constructed with and for local asylum seekers.


About the Architecture Centre's Shape My City project


Shape My City is an innovative careers and participation project for 15-18 year olds run by the Architecture Centre. Aimed primarily at girls and young people from Black and Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds, the project is now its second year.


‘Shape My City has changed my life and I am grateful for the doors it has helped open for me and others’ Hani, aged 18

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