Young People Design Liverpool Public Spaces


TEENAGERS from Liverpool are displaying their designs for ideal public spaces within the city.

The architects and town planners of the future have taken part in a summer of activity, supported by the Liverpool Culture Company and the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE). After seeing behind the scenes at the Paradise Street development and exploring the city to see regeneration in action, they have taken time to make models of what they want to see in open spaces.

Sarah Vasey from the Liverpool Culture Company organised the project alongside various agencies. Sarah said: “Bringing together all these partners means that everyone has contributed something, most of all the young people with their imagination and enthusiasm. The exhibition is the culmination of a lot of hard work and is open for all to see.”

Models are in the Liverpool Observatory at number one Old Haymarket until mid August, which is open to the public, 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday.

The whole project has run since March and has involved school workshops, site visits, the RIBA Architruck driving to schools encouraging youngsters to consider architecture as a career, and now the exhibition of design work.