LANDSCAPING

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Temporary/Semi-Temporary use of colourful landscaping to create distinction, identity and attention.

Entire street surface to be occupied with proposed coloured pattern. Colour should initially be applied via light installation for temporary testing as part of a pilot scheme. If the pilot scheme is successful, more temporary applications can be made by means of paint, paving or rubber landscaping (wet pour). Patterns can/may be changed over time, with the conditions that it is carefully designed to encourage flow, movement and activity in the space(s).

Applying the pattern encourages ‘play’ and gives distinction to the area - ultimately attracting visitors and users to the area. Intended to be a permanent feature of the area, however can/will be changed and adapted overtime with the input of local schools, community and the creative sector.

An art piece for the city, by the city.

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The initial pattern applied to the street is inspired by the Dundee Design Festival 2017 branding, designed by Lyall Bruce, designer and partner of Agency of None. The woven pattern was generated as an abstraction of the surrounding shapes and roof-scapes seen from the West Ward Works factory that backs onto Miln Street; whilst the colour palette is inspired by the printing presses that once resided within the space in the DC.Thompson building. Adapting this pattern to align with The Structure of the Street allows Miln Street to continue and embrace the occupation of the DDDF in 2017 as it transforms into Dundee’s new Cultural Destination.

Dundee Design Festival 2017 Identity by Lyall Bruce   Image Source

Dundee Design Festival 2017 Identity by Lyall Bruce

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This proposal is inspired by the success of Superkilen, Copenhagen

SUPERKILEN, by BIG architects, Topotek1 and Superflex, is a kilometer long park situated through the Nørrebro area just north of Copenhagen’s city centre, considered one of the most ethnically diverse and socially challenged neighbourhoods in the Danish capital as it is home to more than 60 nationalities. The large-scale project comes as a result of an invited competition initiated by the City of Copenhagen and the Realdania Foundation as a means of creating an urban space with a strong identity on a local and global scale.

 
 

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