Roundwood

Year | 2009
Location | Brent, London, UK
Client | Roundwood Youth Centre

Live project team 6, 2009 were tasked with partnering with MACE, a major London Consultancy and Construction firm, responsible for delivering the London Eye and Norman Foster’s London City Hall. Over the six week period the Live Project Team have focused on MACE’s procurement of a new flagship Youth Centre in Harlesden, Brent. From early design team meetings Team 6 managed to carve out their
own remit within MACE’s wider project and are responsible for the design and delivery of a sculpture, or urban intervention at a gateway site in Harlesden on approach to the new Youth Centre.

The main ingredient in this recipe to make the project successful, was in extensive engagement with all parties concerned or affected by the addition of such a major new piece of public streetscape. The recipe’s ‘Method’ then, has been working with attendees at the youth centre in presentations, workshops, study trips and debates to provoke a sense of excitement and ownership of the newly proposed scheme. Throughout the broader community we hosted design events conducive to assembling a captive audience, whilst necessitating a relaxed survey of their ideas, needs, hopes and fears of what such an intervention might mean to them.