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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.

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. 

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Since its official opening in September 2019, the hub has steadily grown into a strong community asset bringing together local people in caring about their environment and community. In recent months, the hub has played an unexpected but vital role in supporting the first Covid-19 walk-in testing centre. 
Patrick and Sabine have been recognised by UCL President & Provost Professor Michael Arthur in the 2020 Awards, in the ‘Collaboration’ category.
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

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