A design for humanity
The show opened with an exhibition on 21 June, followed by the award ceremony. There were some excellent examples of outstanding talent across the board and the nominations in our category were all fantastic.
There was however, one clear winner as we toured the exhibits – Holly
Conway with her Croydon Eclipse plan. Holly had put forward a design to
regenerate a neglected area in the centre of Croydon. In her own words,
The Eclipse is a space that encourages and enables the interaction and
integration of different cultures within a community.
Holly’s designs and attention to detail stood out – not only had she created plans for the building, but she had also provided a whole raft of supporting documents, including leaflets that explain how the space would be used. Holly also put together a programme of events, demonstrating the ways in which the building could be used to bring the community together.
The projects we deliver at Arc Partnership are not just about creating a building, but are designed to provide social value and benefit the communities they serve and Holly’s work fitted this objective.
As our partnership with the University of Nottingham continues, we hope to see even more outstanding ideas and to provide support and opportunities for the students, to help keep talent in the East Midlands. We also wish Holly the greatest of success in her future career.