Architectural show shines spotlight outside city centre

Ruth Reed, president of the Royal Institute of British Architects, will officially open the Do It Yourself Integrated City exhibition organised by the Liverpool Architectural Society on Thursday evening.

Full list of exhibits below

DIYIC brings together 24 exhibits representing communities and localities from across the Liverpool city region on both sides of the river. Organisers described the show as the culmination of a year of collaboration between architects, artists and local communities exploring how architecture can transform the inner city, turning the spotlight away from the city centre and big business.

The exhibits include the work of young architects focussing on Crosby and Liscard, looking closely at the area and the community in which they live; visions of ways in which the city's football clubs can be a catalyst for the regeneration of North Liverpool; an interactive 'Envisioning Helmet' focussing and recording people's thoughts on the city of the future; a commentary on visions and reality in one of Liverpool's former 'New Towns', Skelmersdale; the work of artists from Toxteth exploring problems and opportunities facing the people of Granby and Princes Park; and, exhibits focussing on local approaches to climate change.

Ruth Reed said: "The centre of Liverpool has been transformed in recent years but it is recognised that many parts of the city region remain untouched by these developments. The work of the Liverpool Architectural Society, culminating in the DIYIC exhibition, demonstrates how architects and architecture can benefit local communities through collaboration and direct involvement."

Dr Robert MacDonald, founder of DIYIC, said: "When DIY IC was launched in July 2009, the challenge set was for architects, artists, communities, neighbourhoods and students to collaborate with each other and reach out from the city centre into the inner city and outer suburbs, where regeneration is really needed. The DIY IC exhibition is a product of these collaborations."

Trevor Skempton, president of the Liverpool Architectural Society, said: "Architecture is often associated with power – with big business and with large organisations. In this DIYIC exhibition, the Liverpool Architectural Society turns the spotlight away from the city centre, to some of the areas where communities are thinking of 'doing it themselves'. I think there's also more than a hint that such activity could help the city region to become 'integrated' – with all its parts having a fairer share of health and opportunities."

The exhibition will run for three weeks at the Daily Post & Echo Building on Old Hall Street. DIYIC is supported by the Liverpool Daily Post, HT Scaffolding Systems, ISG, Liverpool John Moores University, NWDA, RIBA, and NHS Mersey Care. The exhibition in the atrium of the Liverpool Daily Post & Echo building on Old Hall Street is built upon a structure of scaffold donated and installed by HT Scaffolding Systems and ISG.

Do It Yourself Integrated City: Description of Exhibits

01. Crosby:

A focus on the coastal communities to the North of Liverpool by Laura Sherliker and Alan McGiverin of Austin-Smith:Lord

02. Leeds-Liverpool Canal

The canal as a 'green artery' for the 21st Century by Jamie Scott of Building Design Partnership

03a. Bootle / 03b. Kirkdale / 03c. Vauxhall

Three different proposals for the Leeds-Liverpool Canal by architecture students from Liverpool John Moores University

04. Fazakerley

A potential future for a 19th Century model industrial village by Tony Siebenthaler, Tony Vaccarazzi and Hartleys Village Heritage Council

05. Walton

An expanded historic stadium at the heart of a new Conservation Area by Trevor Skempton

06. Stanley Park [1]

Proposals for long-term public and private investment in a 'Football Quarter' an initiative proposed jointly by KEIOC and Spirit of Shankly

07. Stanley Park [2]

One way for our two clubs to share infrastructure, without sharing a pitch by Joachim Zadow, of RCP Architects, and 'Mersey Stadium Connex' consortium.

08. Stockbridge Village

A 're-birth' for Stockbridge Village, the former Cantril Farm Estate by 2020 Liverpool / 2020 Knowsley

09. Skelmersdale

History of the Future. Fantasy cities – and Skelmersdale by artists, Jane and Tim Fairhurst

10. Old Swan

Improving Mental Health Environments. Proposals by the Mersey Care NHS Trust, presented in support of DIYIC

11. Shiel Road Circular

'Bus Stop Go!' New mini-environments around the Shiel Road Circular by Dai Gwynne and Henry Sheehan, of Comtechsa

12. Wavertree

Artists are showing ways in which we imagine the city of the future….. The Visioning Helmet, designed by Ailie Rutherford allows the wearer to envisage the cities of the future. Ailie is based in Wavertree.

13. Princes Park

'Backyard Commons'. Reclaiming derelict spaces for community use by Anna Ryan, Abeni Sheen, Rosa Smith and Jean Grant, of 'Growing Granby', with Imogen Stidworthy, Nina Edge and the 'Welsh Streets Home Group'

14. Lodge Lane

Ideas for a masterplan for community-focussed redevelopment by architecture students from Liverpool John Moores University

15a. Wapping / 15b. Toxteth

Two ideas for the Inner City: Life's a Beach and HMRIKEA by Gary Au, Alistair Sunderland and Laura Sherliker, of Austin-Smith:Lord

16a. Granby-Toxteth / 16b. Participation in Design

Two different approaches to housing in the community. Self-building in Toxteth, by Habitat for Humanity.

Participation in design, by the Halsall Lloyd Partnership

17a. Aigburth/ 17b. Lark Lane

Green ideas for the former Garden Festival site and a suburban street by David Backhouse and Paul Hewison, with a proposal from architecture students, Jonathan Bowles and David Bates

18. Allerton

A potential return of prefabricated housing, designed for local conditions by architecture student Anthony Delleur

19. Garston

'Garston – Gateway to Liverpool' by Adam Sunderland, Jessie Wong, Emily Ross and Alastair Sunderland, all of Austin-Smith:Lord, in collaboration with Wayne Gales and Barbara Southern

20. Mersey

Ideas for locally-managed energy generation, using the river by architecture student Jonathan Woodward, utilising climate change research

21. Birkenhead Park

A prototype demountable summer pavilion for Birkenhead Park by Pavilion Architecture

22. Birkenhead

'Birkenhead Docks in Transition' – revitalising leftover areas by Rachel Clegg, Maria Killick, Tom McEvoy, Mike Pittman and Rachel Williams, of Ainsley Gommon Architects

23. Liscard

A new look at the shopping centre – 'Turning Liscard Inside Out' by Victoria Alderton and David Batt, of Austin-Smith:Lord

24. New Brighton

Sketches of a brighter future for New Brighton and Fort Perch Rock by Ken Martin

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