Group 37

We’ll be working with Grizedale Arts, an arts organisation based in the Lake District who believe in using art as a catalyst for social change. Their latest venture is the purchase of an empty 16th century inn: The Farmer’s Arms. Their aim is to reinstate the building as a working inn, as well as integrating a community arts programme that will bridge the gap between the local community and tourism industry. After researching the architectural heritage and local context, the final output will be a design proposal to regenerate the car park and entrances into the Farmer’s Arm’s. The regenerated outdoor space will be the entry point to the ‘living museum’ which, whilst serving outdoor events and functions, will also work to celebrate the existing history.

Andrew Cameron K / Alice Mana W / Cameron H / Lucy W / Jake Edward Jack T / Philippa S

Grizedale Arts are an arts organisation based in the Lake District who believe in using art as a catalyst for social change. They work with artists from many different backgrounds, and host artist residents from all over the world, as well as connecting with the villages on their doorstep.

They plan to return the historic Farmer’s Arms on the edge of the Lake District National Park to its place at the heart of the community. They have previously restored Lawson Park, Low Parkamoor, and the Coniston Institute, so they have successfully completed community focussed building projects before.

In response to local concern and in collaboration with them, Grizedale Arts is leading the initiative to transform the inn to a hybrid community hub. Offering open access to the arts and new routes to collaborative thinking and exchange, an inclusive offer will reinvigorate its heritage as a gateway between the local communities and the wider world. With creative thinking and opportunities for learning/participation underpinning how the experience is delivered, it will be a place to learn from each other, to develop solutions to shared concerns and to grow and fulfil new ambitions.

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Posted 1 Mar 2021 17:28
The integration of a loyal, local clientelle with a diverse range of tourists and visitors aims to bridge the barriers between these two different groups, their needs and their desires. As the ‘bread and butter’ of the scheme - the pubs economic and social success is the facilitative backbone of the Farmer’s Arms.

Hosting events that serve the social and economic interests of the wider Crake Valley includes volunteer programmes, job creation and and engagement with local trades hopes to engender positive trophic socio-economic impacts for the region.

Connecting to local entrepenuers and providing spaces and resources for them and their businesses to grow is a key part of facilitating the community hub aspect of the Farmer’s Arms. Partnering with local schools and educational facilities hopes to provide a space for learning and growth at the FA.
Posted 1 Mar 2021 17:30
In this project we will look to teach new and improve on both analog and digital skills that will hopefully be applicable throughout your university career. We will rely on sketching, physical model making and digital design to aid us throughout the design process. We will also look to improve skills in analytical research, presentation, use of the Adobe package (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator), and 3D Software (Sketchup, Revit, Rhino).
Posted 1 Mar 2021 17:38
Name: Lucy Wellman
Atelier: Infra.Space
Undergrad location: University of Westminster
Reasons for choosing Grizedale project: Community engagement and creative arts approach of organisation
Architectural interests: Incorporating social history into contemporary project narratives
Interests outside architecture: Long walks, music events, cooking and red wine
Posted 1 Mar 2021 17:39
Name: Andrew King
Atelier: Infra.Space
Undergrad Location: University of Nottingham
Reasons for choosing Grizedale project: Social Impacts of a Diverse Rural Programme
Architectural interests: The Intersections of Politics & Urbanism
Interests outside of Architecture: Politics, Art, Demography & Geography
Posted 1 Mar 2021 17:39
Name: Philippa Smith
Atelier: Continuity in Architecture
Undergrad: University of Liverpool
Reasons for choosing Grizedale project: An interesting refurbishment of a rural Grade II Listed building
Architectural interests: Historic buildings and conservation
Interests outside of architecture: baking, photography
Posted 1 Mar 2021 17:40
Name: Alice Wilson
Atelier: &rchitecture
Undergrad: Queen's University Belfast
Reasons for choosing Grizedale project: Social impact of providing open access into the Arts, through a Grade II listed project in the Lake District
Architectural interests: Adaptive Re-use in the historic built environment.
Interests outside of architecture: lifedrawing and suminagashi marbling
Posted 1 Mar 2021 17:41
Name: Cameron Hawkins
Atelier: Infra.Space
Undergrad Location: University of Liverpool
Reasons for choosing Grizedale Project: The opportunity to engage with a historic building in the rural context of the Lake District National Park, and work with a socially-driven group of people.
Architectural interests: Experimentation in materiality, craft and community engagement.
Interests outside of Architecture: Ceramics and all things handmade.
Posted 1 Mar 2021 17:42
Name: Jake Tamminen
Atelier: USE
Undergrad: Northumbria University
Reasons for Choosing Grizedale Project: The project has the potential to have a big impact on a small area and the opportunity to collaborate with an interesting project partner
Architectural Interests: Architectural construction and the collaboration between art and architecture
Interests outside of architecture: Photography, Live Music, Art and Football
Posted 1 Mar 2021 18:13