In July 2021, we worked again with young people from Shape My City who were now reaching the end of their year-long architecture programme run by the Design West. During one slightly rainy weekend, we built an exciting community potting shed in the gardens of Temple Church in Bristol, with help and guidance from UWE staff and students.
The shed has been designed to reflect the shape of Temple Church itself, and will be used as a potting shed by members of the community, bringing together local people to explore and contribute to this beautiful site. We also considered the nature and biodiversity of the site in the design, and the shed is a giant insect hotel too!
To build the shed, we completed various tasks such as sawing the materials to correct size, nailing the structure itself together, and making the insect hotels that would form the outside of the shed.