Made In Oakfield
LSI Architects was delighted to be invited recently to take part in an architecture education initiative called ‘Made in Oakfield’ by collaborative Matt+Fiona in partnership with Hull City of Culture 2017.
The project was a twelve week design project in which Matt + Fiona worked with students from Oakfield School in Hull, helping them to design their own allotment ‘den’ on the school’s nearby plot. This culminated in a 5 day build of the den, with Architectural assistants at LSI Bradley Moore and Dovile Ciapaite joining the Matt + Fiona team, students and staff at Oakfield school and a variety of other volunteers to make it possible.
The den serves as a satellite classroom for extra-curricular activities and as a sheltered space when working on the allotment.
Involvement with the project has been a fantastic opportunity to help Oakfield school strengthen relationships with the wider community and foster new links across the city. On a personal level, both myself and Dovile found that the project was an excellent opportunity to reflect and learn firstly through making but also by teaching others.
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