JTP specialises in harnessing human energy to create new places and breathe new life into old ones.
Our goal is to create places where life in all senses can flourish, places that are economically thriving, artistically stimulating, environmentally footprint-free, with a strong sense of identity. In short, places where people feel they belong.
We approach all of our projects through a process of:
Understanding the DNA of a place is fundamental to successful placemaking. We don’t stop until we get under the skin of a place and identify what makes it special.
Engaging stakeholders and clients encourages understanding, creates shared ownership, and allows the construction of a collective vision.
Creating begins with the visioning process and ends with physical interventions. Along the way there are many issues to resolve and many actions to co-ordinate.
Together they add up to a process we call ‘Collaborative Placemaking’.
This means putting people at the heart of the creative process, unearthing the real needs of a community, empowering stakeholders, creating goodwill, inspiring community spirit and building consensus. Far from imposing ready-made off the shelf solutions, we build a vision together.
This leads to places that are vibrant, valued and sustainable from the outset.
Collaborative Placemaking: Who Benefits
Our Collaborative Placemaking process has four clear benefits:
Generating a Different Kind Of Capital: The Social
‘Social capital' - the resources that become available within a community as a consequence of networks of mutual support, trust, and obligation - is enhanced by our Collaborative Placemaking process.
Building Virtuous Circles: The Economic
Attractive and successful places naturally invite investment and generate added value. From the outset, we establish a strong vision for each of our projects. Our approach maximises value, builds confidence, and leads to a virtuous cycle of investment.
Encouraging Life Between Buildings: The Physical
People act differently in places they feel belong to them. We arrange buildings to create outdoor space where everyday life can flourish: well-designed public spaces that make it impossible not to stop and chat, sunny or shady spots ideal for a café, and informal spaces for children’s play.
Investing In Initiative: The Environmental
Environmental issues are complex and evolving. As a practice, we have invested heavily in developing the expertise that has put us at the forefront of sustainable urbanism. Our placemaking methodology embeds environmental responsiveness at every level: a holistic approach we pursue from masterplanning to the detailed design of individual buildings.
All of which are interlinked, interdependent and form part of a greater whole. Taken together they serve the interests of the entire community.