LFA & SA+C: The Cody Dock Growing Space | Saturday, June 3, 2023 from 11:00 to 13:00 (BST) at Cody Dock


When: Saturday, 3rd of June 2023 from 11am to 1pm

Where: Cody Dock, 11c South Cres, London E16 4TL

Staff and students from the University of Westminster have designed and built a QHT funded Therapeutic Horticulture Centre in collaboration with Cody Dock, OfCA and WebbYates Engineers. The pavilion is designed as a lightweight timber structure with a butterfly roof and demonstrates that plants growing and humans can happily co-exist in one space. There will also be an exhibition about the making process.

Cody Dock is a fantastic charity and social enterprise transforming the dock into a creative industries quarter with community gardens and footpaths – opening up the Lower Lea River whilst promoting regeneration for conservation, environmental and cultural benefit.

Students took part in stakeholder engagement to better understand needs and aspirations. We then developed designs for a visionary community space based on the initial research, suitable for the local context and site. We introduce new ways of working collaboratively across sectors and take our multidisciplinary skills within academia and use these in live projects to serve communities and have a positive impact on society whilst introducing students and staff to alternative practice, providing a deeper understanding of the multiplex relationships.

This Live Project was initiated by Maria Kramer and supported by Corinna Dean.

The event is FREE.

For more information about the project please go here.