Design For Retirement Community - Shortlisted for Shoestring 2017
Coe Design's collaboration with Catterall Franklin has been shortlisted for this years Shoestring Competition run by the National Custom & Self-Build Association. The winner will be announced by Kevin McCloud in October at the Grand Designs Live event in Birmingham. This year the judges of the competition include TV presenters Piers Taylor, Charlie Luxton and George Clarke.
MEMO has received a £50,000 funding boost
MEMO – now renamed with the working title of ‘The Journey’ - received a £50,000 funding boost from Weymouth and Portland Borough Council, Dorset LEP, Dorset County Council and private benefactors.
MEMO (Mass Extinction Monitoring Observatory) has teamed up with Jurassica to create a single visitor attraction for Portland, Dorset. Coe Design's early work with MEMO included producing Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment.
Park View in the Borough of Islington - Planning Permission Granted
New residential blocks with 40 new units are to be added to the existing housing on the Park View estate in the Borough of Islington. Landscape improvements and re-modeling are set to improve the quality and increase the green space to the site.
Coe Design are working with Burrell Foley Fischer to produce this scheme.
Royal visit for official opening of new Graduate Centre
HRH The Princess Royal, Chancellor of the University of London, officially opened the new Graduate Centre at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) in June 2017
Walking cities is an exploration project that we have been undertaking over several years. The investigation takes place on a serendipitous ad hoc geographic basis, wherever we happen to be.
Dubrovnik old town is an exciting part of the city with the capacity to absorb numerous visitors. The old walls are one of the main tourist destinations, once on the route the benefits of the overview and aspect over the sea is enhanced by the social encounters with peoples of all ages enjoying the views.
Public Housing Estates, Landscape Appraisals
CDLA are evaluating the landscape and grounds of some existing housing estates for London Borough of Islington.
Park View is a 1950’s / 60’s estate of multi-storey, deck access blocks and a point block, with access roads, car parking, landscape amenity and some play space. The blocks are set generally on grass with numerous mature existing trees, some of which date from the original 18-19th century Villas that used to be on the site. The existing landscape is generally open space, with the centre of the site being two large courtyards, which are partly green, with a ball court, roads and car parking areas and the perimeter of the blocks are mainly lawn.
Sense TouchBase Completed in July, set to open in September 2017
TouchBase Pears is the Sense charity multi-purpose Centre for the Birmingham Community. It officially opens in September. Sense is a national charity that supports people who are deafblind, have sensory impairments or complex needs, and helps them to enjoy more independent lives.
The Centre provides a welcoming environment and specialist provision for people with disabilities, as well as services for the whole community, including a children’s library service, performance space and café.
The gardens have been created as a part of a series and form part of the sensory experience for users. Set between the building and the trees of the Grand Union canal these quieter spaces offer a sanctuary for experiencing the outdoors and nature.
Ikea Museum Opens in Almhult, Sweden
A unique IKEA museum experience has been created in the restored first 1958 IKEA store, known as the ‘Old Star’, in the heart of Älmhult, Sweden, which opened in summer 2016. The multi practice team was led by the IKEA Museum project team with Wilkinson Eyre Architects. As part of this team we explored a landscape strategy for connections within the town and a new ‘public square’ to the front of the museum.