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Spring Green 2013 - Bristol: Ambitious City
Spring Green 2013: Wednesday 24 April to Sunday 28 July 2013
"Ambition should not be measured by size or cost but by the benefit it brings to the lives of every citizen. I hope this exhibition sparks many more projects that help define Bristol as the city of ideas." George Ferguson, Mayor of Bristol
This is a year of significant opportunity for Bristol. Key changes include the city's first directly elected Mayor, development of the Temple Quarter Enterprise Zone, and the testing of the Localism Bill through three nationally recognised Frontrunner schemes in Lockleaze, Redcliffe Way and Bedminster. This year's Spring Green exhibition takes ambition as its theme and presents and promotes big ideas for Bristol’s sustainable future.
Bristol is widely acknowledged as a vibrant and creative place to live – but how well do the city’s buildings and spaces serve its diverse communities? How can we harness ambitions to build better places? And how can we realise ambitions to become a ‘green capital’?
Bristol: Ambitious City’s exhibition and events programme will address these questions, presenting new and unknown visions alongside more established civic ambitions. The exhibition will comprise:
- A presentation of some of the city’s most visionary ambitions, covering all levels from individuals to large organisations and institutions, organised by theme: Enterprise City, Empowered City, Connected City, Healthy City, Destination City;
- An interactive city map where individuals, groups and organisations can identify and comment on opportunities for improvement and future development;
- A space where individuals and groups will be invited to take residence to propose, illustrate and discuss their ideas with the public.
Curated in collaboration with the Mayor of Bristol, Bristol City Council’s City Design Group and the University of the West of England, Bristol: Ambitious City represents an opportunity for everyone interested in their environment to get involved and help shape their city.
Bristol: Ambitous City is this year's Spring Green exhibition. Spring Green is the Architecture Centre's annual programme of exhibitions and events that celebrate sustainable innovation in the built environment and ask poignant questions about the environmental and social impact of our buildings and cities.
Within Bristol: Ambitious City the Architecture Cenre has been offering part of the gallery to local groups as a Pop-In and Pin-Up space. These spaces are now all full but you can find more about who has been popping in and pinning up here. For more information download the information sheet opposite.
Exhibition kindly supported by:
Exhibition Partners: Bristol City Council; Network Rail; University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust with Willis Newson, CODA Architects and Laing O’Rourke
Exhibition Sponsors: AHMM, Alec French Architects, BDP, Bristol Airport, Bristol City Council – City Design Group, Homes & Communities Agency, Populous; Stride Treglown, Toshiba, Trevor Osborne Property Group, West of England Local Enterprise Partnership, Wilkinson Eyre
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Main image - Destination City: proposed pedestrianisation of Corn Street, image courtesy of Bristol City Council - City Design Group