The Project Team

A team of six organisations have gathered examples of precedents to inform the effective and successful delivery of future interim uses in and around the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Urban Research Projects are a research office that develops projects, provides analysis, influences plans, and helps deliver informed urban change. They have taken an overview of all of the interim use investigations, and produced a summary atlas of the precedents with key details on the concept, development, delivery and effect of the interim projects. Alongside this is a methods manual of best practice for interim projects as a whole, and specifically for the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and surroundings areas. The Architecture Foundation (AF) is an independent architecture centre that advances architecture and urbanism. The AF have examined a selection of UK and international case studies for the creative re-use of materials, and assembled a series of lessons learnt to inform the potential creation of a Materials Reuse Centre on an interim use site. Streetgames is a sports charity that supports a network of projects which give sports and volunteering opportunities to young people in disadvantaged communities. They have investigated and reviewed community sport and leisure interim uses across the UK . David Kohn Architects in collaboration with The Yard Theatre and Live Art Development Agency are three organisations that are involved in live performance art. They have conducted a study of five arts projects and have produced a series of recommendations for the delivery of future live art and performance projects. Coda Architects and Common Capital are a collaborative design, architecture and social entrepreneurship team. They have examined how a number of interim projects have been delivered, with a particular focus on finance, collaboration, business models and the commissioning and procurement challenges. The Decorators are a London-based art and architecture collective. They have investigated interim uses with an emphasis on how to build local ownership and authorship of public and community spaces, and link projects with existing neighbourhood resources and networks.