In an effort to promote healthier choices and reduce waste from non-reusable plastic bottles, Ridgeford Developments in partnership with City of Westminster has developed an innovative project to build a drinking fountain in Marylebone’s Paddington Street Gardens South. This is a project for the community by the community: the designs are inspired by local children’s drawings, and the final fountain will take into consideration the opinions of the Marylebone locals.
Ridgeford brought together five world-renowned architects that each submitted a fountain design inspired by drawings from children at Marylebone’s St Vincent Primary School. The architects are: Works Architecture; Campbell Architects; Make; HoK and Simon Bowden.
On 15 November from 10am to 2pm, a booth at the Marylebone Farmer’s Market will showcase the students’ original drawings and the architects’ fountain proposals. Marylebone locals are invited to the farmer’s market to share their opinion and influence the final verdict made by a deciding panel.
A social media campaign championing the causes of the fountain and healthy drinking will run on @W1Fountain and can be followed through the hashtag #W1Fountain.
You can see the designs on the website http://www.w1fountain.com/index.html
What: Marylebone Drinking Fountain Community Exhibition
When: 15 November 2015, 10am-2pm
Where: Marylebone Farmer’s Market