Helen Hamlyn Design Awards 2011
Bethany Wells: RCA Architecture
Access to spaces for education is under threat. This project explores how the agency of the architect can expand to support ethical access to tools, land and resources. It advocates an ethical architectural strategy to occupy unused space on a high street in Finsbury Park, London, bridging education, design practice and community action.
“This is Big Society by stealth tackling issue like education. It expands the role of the architect within the social sphere." Tim Hardingham, GMW Architects
An award winning architectural and interior design practice based in London, with affiliate offices throughout Europe. GMW offers a wide range of skills and experience in the office, retail, transportation and leisure sectors. Its involvement with the Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design represents an important component of its research activity and commitment to being at the leading edge of new thinking.