AWW’s David Perkin, Till Scherer and Rosa Simpson are mentoring a group of students for the Bristol ‘ Green Gateway’ Project. Bristol in Bloom has called upon the final year Part 1 Architecture & Planning students at the University of West of England, the RIBA Bristol & Bath Branch and Bristol Society of Architects to come up with proposals for a series of exciting new ‘Green Gateways’ into Bristol.
The gateway sites are located on a number of existing roundabouts at key points around the edge of Bristol city centre. The designs are intended to be an ambitious change from the normal Bristol in Bloom flower displays and create a positive talking point and new gateway feature into the city in time for Bristol Green Capital 2015. The designs are to link into the themes of Bristol Green Capital whilst also relating to Bristol and their immediate context. Schemes have to date been inspired by a range of Bristol themes including the industrial heritage of the docks, railways & Clifton Suspension Bridge, referencing historical maps of the city and the more contemporary themes of green technologies & Bristol’s love of cycling & organic vegetables.
The ‘gateway’ AWW’s team have been looking at is Bath Bridge roundabout, close to Bristol Temple Meads station. A final exhibition of all the different teams ideas is due to be presented on or near 5th June 2014.