the green thread
The Green Thread is our shortlisted proposal with Wayward Plants for the heart of Notting Hill Gate as part of the London Festival of Architecture 2022.
We want to bring the community's green spaces, their back gardens, into the street – and not just the plant life – we want the colour, the stories, to return the streets to their former glory. The Green Thread will wind it’s way across the high street, stitching it together, connecting neighbourhoods, weaving through the community, connecting people from their back gardens to the street.
A series of verdant installations inspired by multicultural planting full of fragrance and colour combined with playful street games gives new life to grey pavements and creates fun way-finding paths through the new heart to the spaces beyond.
At the core of the project sits the community, helping to grow the project in their own back gardens, really bringing their gardens out into the streets.
The design is modular and attaches to public infrastructure to transform and is designed to maximise the potential and visual impact of existing structures in an area of busy and cluttered pavements.
Currently exhibited and available online at https://www.londonfestivalofarchitecture.org/rediscovering-notting-hill-gate-online-exhibition/