Future City Hidden Liverpool

‘FUTURE CITY’ invites you to explore the future of our city’s empty and underused buildings and how they could be creatively and sustainably utilised.

Hidden Liverpool is an exciting year long project from PLACED that unlocks memories behind Liverpool’s empty buildings to create a vision for its future.

The project focuses on some of the fantastic buildings that have played a part in the history of the city but are currently lying empty. The aim of the project is to provide an accessible way for everyone to share and learn about what lies behind Liverpool’s closed doors, revealing the city’s history in a new and exciting way.

The exciting year long project is soon to come to a close and the third and final exhibition, ‘FUTURE CITY’ invites you to explore the future of our city’s empty and underused buildings and how they could be creatively and sustainably utilised.

The free, pop-up exhibition at the Albert Dock features a fascinating and diverse mix of design proposals from Year 12 and 13 students from Merseyside schools, who have worked with professional architect volunteers from PLACED to develop new solutions to underused buildings such as the Welsh Presbyterian Church, India Buildings and Toxteth Reservoir.

The students were challenged to respond to briefs set by a range of Liverpool businesses acting as their clients, such as FACT and Leaf, in order to develop design solutions and an outline business case. Design proposals developed by Liverpool John Moores University architecture students working to the same brief offer another perspective.

There’s also an opportunity to see the first images from the new ‘Secret Cities – Liverpool’ project, showcasing photographer Andrew Brooks stunning images that link to our theme of Hidden Liverpool.

‘The exhibition is set to challenge current plans and hopes to add to a vision for the future of the city of Liverpool and the built environment in which we live. Our previous events have focused upon public debates, walking tours and other exhibitions such as the ‘People’s History’ using a ‘memory bank’ to collect stories about so many forgotten and ‘hidden’ places. The exhibition will bring with it the chance to explore our thoughts and act as a basis for public discussion on how we can re-use the buildings of ‘Hidden Liverpool’. We invite all interested to contribute their thoughts and ideas to the growing debate.’

Future City will take place at Unit C7, The Colonnades, Albert Dock (same side as Tate Gallery) from 16th June. Hidden Liverpool is devised and managed by Placed and funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Contact Carolyn Murray – Hidden Liverpool Project Officer

E: [email protected] T: 07974 – 987892

www.hiddenliverpool.org.uk

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