The Decorators

This research aims to learn how meanwhile and grassroots projects can shape a neighbourhood. Our six international case studies do this by establishing a programme that attempts to enable local ownership, that works to maximise underused neighbourhood resources and builds on existing local networks.

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All of the case studies included in this report have a community sport and leisure focus.  The case studies were selected in order to provide examples, which include: differing spatial requirements, varied lifespans, differing construction requirements, a mix of both flexible and static facilities, provision for a range of different sports/activities, activities which appeal to differing target markets – and the likely demographics of both existing and future nearby residents and opportunities for both formal and informal participation.

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David Kohn Architects, The Yard Theatre & Live Art Development Agency

A study of five arts projects relevant to interim uses on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, carried out by David Kohn Architects in collaboration with The Yard Theatre and Live Art Development Agency. The research and analysis informs a series of recommendations to the London Legacy Development Corporation for the delivery of future live art and performance projects.

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CODA & Common Capital

The aim of this work has been to critically dissect, analyse and evaluate a number of meanwhile use developments. We have examined how a number of projects have been delivered, with a particular focus on finance, collaboration, community involvement, success, business model and the commissioning and procurement perspective.

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The Architecture Foundation

The Architecture Foundation examined a selection of international case studies of creative re-use and conducted research into reuse examples in the UK in order to assemble a series of lessons learnt to inform the potential creation of a Materials Reuse Centre in East London on an interim-use site. This facility would potentially aid the construction of future meanwhile projects on or around the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and also offer building materials and components for sale to the wider public for reuse.

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