JTP is extremely proud to be a headline sponsor of The People’s Pavilion 2022/23 – the award-winning youth focussed design competition open to young, creative individuals across East London. The fantastic initiative, by Beyond the Box Consultants CIC, offers young people the opportunity to develop new skills, build networks, gain hands on experience and introduce them to new careers in architectural design, the built environment, and creative sectors.
Centred on collaboration, Beyond the Box Consultants CIC will once again be collaborating with Scale Rule CIC and youth collective, Re-fabricate, to form this year’s key delivery team. JTP is delighted to be working alongside fellow creative practices, Heatherwick Studio, Make, AHMM, Haworth Tompkins, dRMM and David Chipperfield Architects to support the programme and participants with our guidance, skills and expertise.
The programme invites young people from across the seven boroughs of East London to participate in weekend workshops hosted in each borough by Beyond The Box. The ambition is to bring the opportunity directly to the young members of the community to get them involved and design their vision. Participants will be guided in developing their early competition concepts through model making and testing of concepts, sketches, scales and sections, leading to a presentation of ideas to a panel of designers at the end of the weekend.
Young people have little to no agency in the design and creation of their environments. We want to positively challenge who gets to lead on the design and curation of cultural space, through co-design and co-production. Our People's Pavilion project actively engages young people in the design and curation of their own space (pavilion).”
Neil Onions, Founder and CEO of Beyond The Box
The People's Pavilion Launch
After each weekend workshop, a shortlisted team will be chosen to progress through to Stage 2, where they will be partnered with leading architectural studios and engineering firms across London to help evolve and develop their designs further. This will be followed by a curated exhibition which will host the team’s design boards, models, and sketches before the public are then invited to vote for the winning design. The chosen pavilion will then be constructed and unveiled at Patchworks in Leyton, East London in July 2023.
The concept and ambitions of the People’s Pavilion are very much aligned with JTP’s ethos and collaborative design methodology. It is our firm belief that embedding community and youth engagement through the design process is critical to creating successful places for and by the very people who live, work and play there. This competition provides fantastic insight in career skills for young people, who may not have such opportunities available to them. Our talented teams are looking forward to sharing their skills with and supporting the next generation of future designers.
Janet Lewis, HR and Operations Partner
JTP is excited to be involved in supporting this inspiring programme that will provide young people with a critical voice to shape their own spaces, communities and future in a meaningful way.
For more information about the competition and how to enter head to the link here.