Is a follow on collaboration with the HCCA Community organisation and Anna Wilson. During our university live project (Art Under the Flyover) our project evolved into a granted scheme via the Government Pocket Park initiative. Ours among 86 others across the country have been funded to realise a public space regeneration which is in the hearts of the locals to site. For more information on the initiative click HERE.
The project's brief was to create a MUGA pitch (Multi Use Games Area), whereby the local community could have a place nearby to play safely within a highway environment. Though this itself brought about the biggest challenge. Due to the fact the land the project was to be situated on was owned by the highways administration, the pitch could not be fully permanent. To overcome this we designed the pitch to be formulated of objects with could be both mobile and bring further ways in which games could be played. Each object was formed using concrete, poured on site. Though heavy enough to be permanent, a pallet truck is used to lift and move each object so that are completely interchangeable amongst themselves and on site.
Furthermore, within each block are scaffold pole slots. Therefore in future scenarios the blocks can be used as anchors for scaffold structures to be erected from, such as; canopies, signs, lighting and pitch side netting etc. The different variations of pitch and possible uses allow this project to have more flexibility than a standard MUGA pitch. The project was completed in July 2016.