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Great architecture shared with community

Architecture and Us is all about sharing and promoting great architecture and providing a shared digital space where people can make a difference and have a positive social impact.

Launch date: June 2019
Combined FreeTimePays following: 101K


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Construction & regeneration
11 Jul 2019 - Daniel Sturley
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The Construction of Three Arena Central (HMRC) - July 2019

Construction continues at a frenetic pace with the steel structure complete and the hexagon sub-cladding and windows installed half way up. Follow the post for more striking images from Stephen and Daniel.

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The Construction of Three Arena Central (HMRC) - July 2019





Construction continues at a frenetic pace with the steel structure complete and the hexagon sub-cladding and windows installed half way up. Follow the post for more striking images from Stephen and Daniel.


Images by Stephen Giles

Photos by Daniel Sturley

 

 

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Landscape architecture
05 Jul 2019 - FreeTimePays
Gallery

Opening of Centenary Square in Birmingham - One of the week's highlights!

Earlier this week, the new and totally re-developed Centenary Square was opened in a wonderful ceremony on a beautiful summer's day, quite fitting given the stunning design unveiled and great example of modern architecture with community at its heart.  Great work all involved, in particular Graeme Massie Architects.

Take our post for some stunning photography.

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Opening of Centenary Square in Birmingham - One of the week's highlights!





Earlier this week, the new and totally re-developed Centenary Square was opened in a wonderful ceremony on a beautiful summer's day, quite fitting given the stunning design unveiled and great example of modern architecture with community at its heart.  Great work all involved, in particular Graeme Massie Architects.

Take our post for some stunning photography.


We would like to thank all the photographers involved - Karl Newton, Daniel Sturley, Kate Fulcher and Positively Birmingham. Thank you all for allowing us to share your great work.

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Construction & regeneration
25 Jun 2019 - Daniel Sturley
Gallery

The Construction of Bank Tower Two - June 2019

Bank Tower Two is nearing external completion with most of the cladding now installed, construction update photos in this post and some from the 'Sky High Birmingham' visit to the top at the invitation of Wates Group.

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The Construction of Bank Tower Two - June 2019





Bank Tower Two is nearing external completion with most of the cladding now installed, construction update photos in this post and some from the 'Sky High Birmingham' visit to the top at the invitation of Wates Group.


Photography by Daniel Sturley

 

Photography by Stephen Giles

 

Photography by Karl Newton

'Sky High' Birmingham visit to the top of Bank Tower Two...

 

 

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Transport
18 Jun 2019 - FreeTimePays
Introducing

The future of HS2! With You!

Using the power of social media, we are proposing the use of a shared digital space for business and community across the Country to populate, express their views and add weight to the HS2 case!

This we propose be hosted at www.HS2withYou.com, a domain available which can be designed and live within days.

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The future of HS2! With You!





Using the power of social media, we are proposing the use of a shared digital space for business and community across the Country to populate, express their views and add weight to the HS2 case!

This we propose be hosted at www.HS2withYou.com, a domain available which can be designed and live within days.


There are a growing number of online reviews and discussions taking place over the future of HS2.  This will continue given the current political climate.

 There are some significant differences of opinion.

But across community, particularly in the Midlands and the North, there is considerable support for HS2!

 

Supporting HS2 in the Midlands, we have Andy Street and representing Commerce in Greater Birmingham, Paul Faulkner of the Greater Chamber of Commerce.

The vast majority of people in the community we engage with via www.BirminghamWeAre.com and www.ItsYourBuild.com back HS2.

We are well aware of the implications for many if work was to be put on hold and the uncertainty has already led many to rethink their plans and linked investment over other infrastructure decisions.

Community and business engagement by HS2

HS2 Limited has done a great job in its engagement of business and community, and we’ll add to this at a crucial time over its future.

We have the ideal platform to pull the business and community case together in the one digital space.  The digi-tech is called FreeTimePays and an example of its use and application can be seen at www.ItsyourBuild.com.

A similar collaborative space can be up and running within days as the tech already exists.  Furthermore, we have an ideal domain through which to manage the engagement and the insight and more importantly a space that could be shared by multiple contributors as a collaborative environment to build the case for HS2.

HS2withYou.com

 

Proposition

To provide an engagement space that is self-populated by business and the public creating a ‘Community of Passion’ that is totally behind the continuation of HS2.

With the support of HS2 Ltd and others such as Chambers of Commerce, we would engage with a steering group (those vocal and open in their support) and create a space where community and business can connect, share resource and demonstrate both the individual and collective case for HS2.

We have a well mapped out model for creating such a ‘Community of Passion’ and with our ItsyourBuild connections combined with those from the Chambers and other organisations across the regions, this can start to come together within days!

Step 1

Connect with a steering group. Initial face to face discussions can then move on-line.

Step 2

Create the first collaborative project in our secure Community Workspace and set up a chat between the engagement steering group.

Step 3

Pool existing material already published in different locations and build a centralised library (private or public access can be assigned to each).

Step 4

Identify sources of fresh insight and opinion.  A database of links and URLs to material being gathered.

Step 5

Create secure list of contacts who are keen to be involved.  For example, community contributors at ItsyourBuild have engaged with several contractors and this has led to further opportunities to engage.

Step 6

‘Map and track’ business interests – this is a great visual tool for mapping all those with an interest in HS2. Those where investments made; those where investments pending, those who are seeing a return already; those with views over what it could mean for their business; supply chain interests etc.

Step 7

‘Map and track’ community interests – as above but bringing in those who can see clear returns for their community. (e.g. education, social value, etc)

Step 8

Give contributors access so they can add content to HS2withYou and create their own project in support of HS2 and invite their contacts.

This community will then Scale!

Step 9

Build and grow the engagement and the insight.

Step 10

Connect with others who can utilise the insight to present a collective and well informed case.

Next steps

A visual presentation of what can be delivered.

This can be carried out digitally on-line and then with invited parties from Corporates and other interest groups.

With resource committed, we would be aiming to have the engagement well in place for the time the new PM is announced.

Contact to discuss

Jonathan Bostock

jonathan.bostock@freetimepays.com

m: 07432 637322

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Architecture
18 Jun 2019 - FreeTimePays
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The future's bright! Young architects and designers showcase their passion at BCU!

Amazed! That's what we felt after seeing for ourselves the work, creativity and passion of students & staff during a visit to the School of Architecture & Design (BSoAD) at Birmingham City University (BCU).

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The future's bright! Young architects and designers showcase their passion at BCU!





Amazed! That's what we felt after seeing for ourselves the work, creativity and passion of students & staff during a visit to the School of Architecture & Design (BSoAD) at Birmingham City University (BCU).


Here's a gallery of the work on display during week long event in June 2019. Let's take you on a tour of what was on show.

Graduates and Post Graduates display their work, their talent and their creativity.

An exhibition of Landscape Architecture.

A display of collaborations and research with business by the BSoAD

Not just creative, it's inspirational! See for yourselves.

With such talent and such passion, the future of architecture and design is clearly in good hands! 

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