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Carl Turner reveals Brixton pop-up 'mini-city'

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Carl Turner Architects has revealed its competition-winning scheme for a 1,200m² temporary community space in Brixton, south London

The Manser Medal winning practice’s community-led scheme aims to provide start-up spaces for local business.

The temporary ‘mini city’ will be constructed from 20ft and 40ft up-cycled shipping containers. The containers will form a perimeter around the 1,200m² site on Brixton Station Road, which will also include studio, workshop, retail and entertainment space.

In a statement, The Collective, the property company behind the scheme, said: ‘It aims to be a self-sufficient ‘mini city’ where the vision is for tenants to give back to the community and support others, by exchanging skills, offering employment and training opportunities for locals, mentoring, or sharing their experiences in the form of free public talks.’

The pop-up site has planning permission for the next three years and construction is due to complete in 2015.

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