London Festival of Architecture project will move to schools and community gardens after this month

Nooma Studio’s Phoenix Road Performing Gardens installation in Somers Town has been unveiled as part of the London Festival of Architecture.

The practice won a design competition for the project to support a weekend of events in the neighbourhood – between Euston and St Pancras stations – that was was run by LFA and the London Borough of Camden.

Tottenham-based Nooma’s structures included a stage, a speakers’ podium and a storytelling pavilion. In addition to an event last month, they will go on to be used for the Somers Town Festival this weekend before being rehoused in local schools.

Planters created for the project, by the Global Generation group, will be relocated to gardens within the community.

The Storyteller © NOOMA Studio

Nooma Studio’s winning designs for the Somers Town Acts competition

Nooma Studio was confirmed as the winner of the Somers Town Acts competition in April. It topped a six-team shortlist that included Intervention Architecture, Kasawoo with Resolve Collective, Lemonot and Edit.

The practice was awarded £25,000 and a design fee of £5,000 to develop its winning scheme. The competition was funded by the council.

Somers Town Acts © Luke O'Donovan 2 WEB

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The speakers’ podium that forms part of Nooma Studio’s Somers Town project