Architects transform a derelict London avenue into a huge public art installation

During the construction and refurbishment of their new creative studio and offices, Squire and Partners used their building site as an opportunity to create a large-scale interactive public street art and skateboard installation along the entire length of the pedestrianised Stockwell Avenue in Brixton, London.

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Featuring several original works by local Brixton artists the project also invited the community to contribute their own artwork with chalk, paints and stickers, creating a unique exhibition that changed over the course of the installation. Bespoke skate/cycle ramps were also temporarily installed along the route, providing locals a place to play and practice.

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The project explored the dynamic relationship people have with public spaces, encouraging them to interact with this previously unwelcoming alley and with each other, transforming it into a large-scale canvas for everyone to enjoy and celebrating the local culture of the area.

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Artists and contributors included renowned street artist Unify, local artist Azarra Amoy and illustrator Kaylene Alder, Champion Agency, Nest providing bespoke ice cream flavours from a retro Volkswagen Van and Volcano Coffee Works, whose roastery is located within the building.

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Squire and Partners office and BrixtonStreetGallery

Squire and Partners new offices at The Department Store will launch during Brixton Design Trail and London Design Festival in September 2017 with UNDER/EXPOSED, a design series providing a platform for the area’s finest creative talent including a conceptual fashion installation, printmaking, embroidery, typography, leather and papercraft as well as talks and a maker market.


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