New Wortley Pop-ups

Leeds (UK) 2021

Leeds Beckett University, UK

Project Office was commissioned by Leeds Arts Gallery to deliver a pop-up exhibition. The project takes on two major locations in its development. Firstly, Leeds Art Gallery, where the art and play exhibition is displayed temporarily and the second, through discussion with New Wortley Community Association, where the pop-ups will be permanently relocated, allowing a cultural space as an adjunct to their community centre. Students were tasked to develop proposals that validated the sustainability aspect of the structures by conceiving of their second life viable, for transportation and resettlement.

Client: Leeds Art Gallery; Sarah Brown & Amanda Phillips. Leeds City Council; Mark Durham.
DLA Design; John Orrell. New Wortley Community Association; Andrea Edwards & Rebecca Houlding.

Tutor: Simon Warren.

Students: (MArch1) Ayomide Adediran, Krista Atanasova, Gabrielle Beaumont, Kate Hopkins, Carlos Molina Saurith, Wesley Pusey, Lily Street & Roberto Zanini.

Research Question
How to reduce waste by rethinking temporary projects?

The project demonstrates an aspect of recycling and reuse, emphasising that the structures designed by the students will not only serve their purpose in their temporary location but will continue their use in facilitating creative spaces for a struggling community, therefore making possible the aspect of a circular economy.

Link: Project Office


United Kingdom, 0-10, Architecture, Client-funded, Postgraduate, +, Years, Temporary, Commissioned, Curricular, Students with tutor, Leeds Beckett Univ.