Bartlett Tutors and Design Unit win Provost’s Public Engagement Award
30 October 2020
Congratulations to Patrick Weber and Sabine Storp, leaders of Unit PG13, who have been jointly awarded a UCL Provost’s Public Engagement Award for the Harlesden Town Garden Gardeners Hub.
Patrick and Sabine’s practice, StorpWeber Architects, collaborated with their students in Unit PG13 and the Friends of Harlesden Town Garden from 2018 to 2019 to build a new community space in Harlesden Town Garden.
Harlesden Town Garden was established over five years on a dilapidated site that was previously responsible for more than 50% of all anti-social behaviour and crime in the area.
Together, they undertook extensive engagement with local residents and developed and built a new space that could be used by all members of the community.
“Engaging with real communities and working with real-life issues is at the heart of the ethos of Unit PG13. Over the last 6 years our students engaged with communities in Camden, Newham, Park Royal, East Tilbury, and as far as Chile. Students gain a skill set that is invaluable in today’s professional environment.
- Patrick Weber and Sabine Storp