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SLOP: A creative landscape design led workshop
Tue 25 October 2016, 16:00 – 18:30 BST
A creative landscape design led workshop
A fun workshop to design a landscape in the city centre!
We want what’s in your head!
Our Cities are a hub of activity, they are part of our identity through the places we live, work and play. Landscape spaces are a key component to the cityscape contributing to how a city functions, the interaction between building usages and the wellbeing these spaces bring to people’s lives. As cities have evolved over time, in some situations outdoor spaces have been a secondary consideration often perceived as “Space Left Over after Planning” – SLOP!
This workshop is an opportunity for all those who are interested in the design and use of urban outdoor spaces, to be involved in a fun landscape design led session. No previous design training or degrees are required. It is about you being able to express your views and ideas in creating new inspiring outdoor spaces, at the heart of the city.
The focus will be on urban design principles, what makes a place successful and how these might inform your ideas and design. These might include examples from around the city that are familiar to you, or inspiration from other cities around the world.
The study site is located within the heart of the Cultural Industrial Quarter; incorporating Charles Street car park and the Hubs square. The area is heavily populated with students, interspersed with local businesses and local residents. The study sites are dominated by an asphalt car park and a pocket park that is under used.
The workshop will be led by Landscape Architect professionals from HLM and will involve a site walkabout to discuss issues, ideas and opportunities, followed by group working to develop those ideas.
HLM are a multi-disciplinary practice of Architects, Landscape Architects and Interior Designers, who have a collaborative approach to the development of our environment. The company has been based in Sheffield for over 50 years, and works on projects across the City of Sheffield, the UK and overseas.