IHBC’s HESPR ‘Special Interest Sector News’ pick: Dezeen on ‘The Phoenix Garden’

logoThe IHBC’s heritage business register HESPR – our Historic Environment Service Providers Recognition quality assurance scheme for heritage services – emails members weekly ‘News and Tender Alerts, and this week features Dezeen on The Phoenix Garden: a green retreat in London’s West End.’

… Gurmeet Sian, outlines the story behind the studio’s design for the building….

Lizzie Crook writes in Dezeen (23 Sept 2020):

The Phoenix Garden, a green space and community building tucked into London’s West End…

The Phoenix Garden is located on a former World War II bomb site near Convent Garden. It opened to the public in 1984 as one of seven green retreats in the area, but it is the only one remaining….

In 2017, local studio Office Sian added a brick and limestone building to the entrance of the site, which contains a multifunctional space for events and workshops to expand the garden’s offerings.

In the documentary, Office Sian founder, Gurmeet Sian, outlines the story behind the studio’s design for the building.

He notes that it takes its cues from traditional English walled gardens but also forms a connection with the existing brick pathways that meander through the site,…

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