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Imagine Bath


This was a competition ran by the RIBA to come up with new innovative ways of transforming Bath City. The brief focused on imagination so we were not restricted by budgets or planning restraints. The event received various entries ranging from the pragmatic to the futuristic. The outcome was to be one A1 board displaying the idea with all entries to be shown at a pop-up exhibition in Bath.
I proposed a rather humble idea of producing some urban furniture that could be scattered throughout the city helping to create pockets of public space. I began thinking about what I thought the city needed. I highlighted the three main things missing from Bath was a sense of welcome/arrival, an injection of colour and community involvement and presence. This idea creates a welcoming image for Bath, deliberately placed outside Bath Spa train station. It brings colour to an overwhelmingly beige backdrop. I proposed that the local community funded the project giving them a presence in the city that is at times very tourist orientated.

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