Temporary project planned to celebrate the Wood Street Plaza

To celebrate a local popular space whose future is uncertain – as reported on this website – a group of local architects are planning to assemble a small temporary in­stallation in Wood Street Plaza. Architects E17 explain all below.

The installation will be designed and built by the local community, with some help from some eager elves. There are four ways you can get involved:

Dolly - a colourful trolley1

Introducing Wood Street’s own wooden busybody, Dolly. Dolly is interested to find out what residents of the Wood Street area think about the area, what makes it tick.

What is Wood Street to YOU? A building you admire, a sense of belonging, a pint with friends, a tasty breakfast, family fun times, a street party, a memory of times gone by, a bargain from the Market?

Dolly will be staying at various venues on or near Wood Street in July and August, so look out for her! Post Dolly a few words, poem, a photo, a newspaper cut­ting, an object, an internet link, a story, a drawing, a map, a receipt, or anything else that represents your Wood Street.

You can find Dolly at:

July 7th – 13th              Significant Seams, 131Wood Street
July 14th – 20th           Significant Seams
July 21st – 27th            Frederick Bremer School
July 28th – Aug 3rd    Cafe Bonito, Wood Street Plaza
August 4th – 10th        Soul Project, 243 Wood Street
August 11th – 17th       Wood Street Library
August 18th – 24th     To be announced
August 25th – 31st      Cafe Bonito


Come to an ideas competition day: 6th September 2014.

After Architects E17 have gathered all of Dolly’s post, they will have a good idea about what the temporary installation might be. At St Gabriels Family Centre on Havant Road there will be an ideas workshop, open to all. Come and join in – the winning design will be built!


The Build: 29th September to 10th October 2014

Architects E17 will be inviting local young people to help architecture students from the University of East London to develop and build the win­ning design.


A party: Plaza, 18th October 2014

Once the installation has been built, Architects E17 will showcase it in the Plaza together with an exhibition of all the Dolly posts and design entries, and have a celebratory party!

Feel free to share this leaflet [pdf file] with all the information given in this post (in a more attractive layout).

Build flier

For more information please visit www.architectsE17.wordpress.com/Dolly

Twitter: @WoodStreetDolly

Wood Street Build is a project by ArchitectsE17: a group of architects living in Walthamstow encouraging our diverse community to get involved in local place making through collaborative projects.

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