As part of London Festival of Architecture 2013, we participated in the Great Titchfield Street festival, transforming the street – from Mortimer Street up to Langham and Foley Street – into a traffic free, pedestrianised design haven for the day.
Joined by Atkins, Arup, Elliott Wood, Fletcher Priest, HOK, Morrow + Lorraine, Ramboll, Westgreen and Woods Bagot, our London team participated in the day’s activities using origami to make a range of different objects, including hats, seats, jewellery and lanterns, involving and interacting with the local community in the process. Unintimidated by some of our neighbour’s superstructures, such as Ramboll’s “chalkboard igloo”, we enlisted the help of children from Fitzrovia Youth in Action and were soon in a folding frenzy making all kinds of interesting constructs.
Lucie Murray, project coordinator said: “It was a great day and we were delighted to participate in this exciting community event. Experimenting with lots of origami shapes made from recycled materials, we inspired the public to ask questions and get involved in the design and construction activity.”
As RIBA coordinator, Laura Broderick, stated “the interactive contributions worked best”.