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Tower Bridge pupils' designs for Potters Fields Park on show at RIBA

An 'igloo' and a chair made from a structure of rolled-up newspapers designed by pupils at Tower Bridge Primary School are part of a new exhibition at the Royal Institute of British Architects in Portland Place.

Tower Bridge pupils' designs for Potters Fields Park on show at RIBA
Tower Bridge pupils' designs for Potters Fields Park on show at RIBA

The exhibition shows work produced as the result of the annual Architects in Residence initiative which partners architects with schools so that aspects of the curriculum can be taught – in this case maths – using an architectural project as the task.

Pupils at Tower Bridge Primary School and their teachers worked with Allies and Morrison to develop their plans to make London a more 'Welcoming City': the theme of the London Festival of Architecture.

Year 6 pupils worked with Pauline Stockmans from Southwark Street-based Allies and Morrison to design a 'Welcoming Temporary Meeting Place' for a site in Potters Fields Park.

The children then constructed a 1:1 scale model of their favourite designs – an igloo and a chair constructed from a structure of rolled-up newspapers – on Potters Fields Park.

• The Architects in Residence exhibition can be seen at Florence Hall, RIBA, 66 Portland Place, W1 until Saturday 3 July.

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