DSDHA, in partnership with British Land and Sir Robert McAlpine, recently led an urban design workshop for Year 5 pupils of William Tynedale Primary School as part of our on-going work designing public spaces for Broadgate. The purpose of this workshop was to introduce students to the thinking behind designing public spaces that fill people with delight: which spots get the most sunlight? Are people just walking through, or are they sitting down? Can you walk around the square while pushing a buggy? How many elephants can you fit in this square?
Paul, Laura, Hannah and Seyi from our team explored each of these questions with a small group of students, helping them produce models of their own version of the square. The students will be developing their designs over the coming weeks, even producing BIM models at a later stage!
DSDHA’s consented designs for Exchange Square will be on site soon.