NGD LDN 2018 – Workshops complete!

Education, Next Generation Design, Projects

The lecturers have lectured. The tutors have tutored. The participants have participated. And the judges have judged.

Another fantastic weekend of workshops is over – massive congratulations to all the participating students for your hard work and inspired concepts, and massive thank you to all the tutors and judges who took part.

The NGD LDN 2018 design team are now beavering away for the next step, to invite everyone back for the construction in May!


MacEwen Commendation for NGD London 2017!

Education, Next Generation Design, Projects

RIBAJ Front Page 26.01.18

Our delightful roll for the MacEwen Awards 2018 has come to a halt with an exciting commendation for the Next Generation Design Pavilion. The article ‘Ess-ence of youth’ thoughtfully written eloquently sums up why we do these projects and our aspirations of what it may bring to the industry in the future.

 Professionals pitch in to demystify their work, encourage design ideas and teach practicalities, so helping to make architecture and engineering seem possible university and career options for young people who might not normally even consider them.

Hugh Pearman- RIBA Journal editor Hugh Pearman

Here today, gone tomorrow

Next Generation Design

Sadly all good things must come to an end and so that fate befell this year beautiful NGD London pavilion. There was hardly a dry eye in the park as the pavilion came down in one epic weekend. Big thanks to all the volunteers who turned up to help.

The great news is that all* the wood has gone to a good home: either to local community garden groups keen to upgrade their planters, or to City Wood Services, an excellent organisation who collect, reuse and resell salvaged trees and timber.

*Ropey ol’ plywood treads are hard to shift for any sort of valuable reuse, so unfortunately went to landfill courtesy of Islington Council. If anyone has any ideas for getting another life out of the stuff, we’d love to hear from you so we can avoid this next time!

The pavilion is open for business!

Education, Next Generation Design

Finished pavilion photo

After a final push by the whole team, through some miracle the pavilion was ready in time for opening today and even though we do say so ourselves, it looks pretty good!

Can’t say it enough times but thanks to everyone who’s supported us, all the volunteers that have given up countless hours and all the sponsors who make it possible.

Fortunately the pavilion is sticking around for a few more months so come down and check it out, walk over it and leave your message on one of the ribbons.