The Client: Paddington Green School with Sophia Ioannou, Environmental Tutor
The Facilitators: Roland Karthaus , Sophia Ioannou
The Project: To create a bird watching shelter for the school’s nature reserve
The Brief: The client for the Bird Hide project was Paddington Green primary school in Paddington, located between the detached Villas of Little Venice and the social housing towers of Paddington Green. As part of the School environmental curriculum, the tutor – Sophia Ioannou identified the potential for a bird hide within the ‘environmental wild’ area of the school grounds. The school is part of a Conservation Area, and part of the complex is listed, the erection of a greenhouse earlier in the year required planning permission so the regulatory framework work for the proposal would require extra care and checking with.
The design development would include the engagement with the children in a collaborative presentation & workshop at the start of the week, the children’s ideas would then be filtered and used as inspiration to produce a model of the proposal later presented to the head and staff for approval. Once the design is agreed upon construction on site would begin, resulting in the full completion of the Bird Hide at the end of the two week workshop.
Required Outcome:The bird hide is to combine shelter with required teacher surveillance, be delicate in appearance but robust enough to withstand the educational environment, appear ephemeral but last an all season’s lifecycle across many years. Attention must be paid to the children’s safety in use.
The Team: Abdul Elmi, Farihah Anwar, Michalis Christodoulou, Pevnev Nikita, Tolu Esho, Hana Rizvanolli, Viktoria Psychoula, Behroxoz Nahjavi
To review the report, please click the link: The Bird Hide Report