Hello and welcome! Here is a brief summary of what we've been up to and upcoming projects.
Our immersive space in the British Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale is open! The pavilion (curated by Unscene Architecture) is themed around the privatisation of public space and Studio Polpo have examined the future of the high street as part of this.
As we tentatively emerge from lockdown, a number of our projects are set to re-commence including our play structures for The Hepworth in Wakefield and our Hidden Mothers installation for artist Tereza Buskova (part of the London Festival of Architecture). Following on from our Aquaponics Microfarm project for the University of Sheffield, we're continuing to work with Regather on stratgeies for their electric trike & veg box drop-off programme. In heritage news, we're back at Portland Works looking at making more of the works accessible, and excited to be exploring a small structure as part of Grade II* Listed Perrott's Folly for Re:Future in Birmingham.
We're also working with contemporary dance company Northern Rascals on exciting proposals for a temporary structure for their Sunny Side production. Polpo's James Harrington is developing his 'Future Neighbourhoods' project on scaled retrofit in communities, with a Sheffield Hallam University funded grant, as well as working on strategies for a post-pandemic workspace at Union St with help from Arup.
Finally, Studio Polpo were recently featured in the RIBA Journal's Practice Profile. You can read the article here.