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 booklet is out and about!
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.
The students explain their work better than we do in this set of snazzy interviews filmed and edited by the ever-excellent Erica (thanks Erica!)
Big thanks to Phil Buckingham at The Visual Shop for the amazing illustration of the NGD pavilion. If it looks half as good as this in real life we’ll be on to a winner!
We’re now really ramping up for the build so if you’re keen to help out then sign up on the about page.
This year’s pavilion of social interaction has warped the space-time fabric to make it online in advance of being built at this friendly Clerkenwell Design Week sneak preview page on the web. Exciting stuff. Recruiting for keen assembly volunteers for the end of May soon – if you’re interested, sign up on our about page.
Our eminent panel of judges, in their infinite wisdom, have decided that this Clerkenwell Design Week should be graced with a twin staircase/bridge combo. This may be a little more challenging to realise than we’re used to!
Well, no rest for the wicked…
Just one week to go until the Next Generation Design workshops, hope you’re all as excited we are! The good news is that we’re still accepting applications so if you’re a budding Architect or Engineer and aged 14-16 then sign up now online to join us next weekend. More information on the NGD page:
Next Generation Design