A creative programme about the built environment for 14-18 year olds
In the second phase of the Academy, Group 5 took on the challenge of redesigning the town centre of Birkenhead.
When looking at Birkenhead, Group 5 identified a number of issues such as a lack of vibrancy, a diminishing popularity amongst locals, and a lack of sustainable and eco-friendly features. Accommodating people of all ages whilst remaining true to the town and eco-friendly ambitions would be a challenge!
As a response, Group 5 looked at a number of improvements, including piezo-electric walkways to generate electricity in public areas, mounting solar panels on green roofs, introducing a bike scheme like Liverpool, and by designing a sustainable boutique model to bring people into the area.