Highly commended submission in the LFA Pride Pop-up competition 2021.
Gather’ is a celebration of pride, unity, and care. Embracing ‘ribbons’ of coloured timber, rise to the sky and lean on each other for strength. Multiple equal elements come together to create an inviting structure greater than the sum of its parts.
‘Gather’ explores the themes of togetherness, community and LGBTQ+ culture, through a geometrically complex freestanding structure made of simple repeated timber elements. The structure is completely open air, intended to be safe and accessible for all, a folly in the garden for relaxing, for meeting, and for sharing ideas.
It is intended to be a colourful beacon of diversity, visible from the busy street, inviting people in to experience a more relaxed and intimate pride experience that can also be used as a structure to anchor and host events at. It will enhance the public realm of Soho and showcase LGBTQ+ design to the city.