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Amelia Street: Carl Turner Architects

How can we make ‘room’ for people in the street? The answer is physically, by addressing the barriers and obstructions of the actual environment, and emotionally, by asking how residents can take psychological control of their neighbourhood

We want residents to ‘dress-up’ the local area, by first providing a physical infrastructure for the everyday and an organisational infrastructure for events. Instead of making everything indestructible, we will place a degree of trust in the wider community and suggest fragility as a tactic. Ideas include suspending delicate paper lanterns from new structures at various times of year, or placing ‘curated’ display cases underneath the railway bridge.

The park is the nucleus of our proposal. We will remove all fences and planting, retain the trees and create a performance area linked to Amelia Street. We want to create new gates for the local school and giant curtains to pull across streets to restrict car movement.

The pictures of Carl Turner Architects' design proposal are presented as a Flickr slideshow. You can click on an image to see the next in the series or select pictures directly using the thumbnail images below.The copyright of each image rests with the photographer.

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