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01 Apr 2019

Scale Rule - the history

Next Generation Design Pavilion - Clerkenwell Design Week 2018

Scale Rule are a collaboration of Engineers, Architects and Designers who like teaching, designing and building.

Scale Rule and CDW are focused on encouraging GSCE student’s experimentation in Engineering, Design and Creativity. Encouraging fun and creativity is at the heart of CDW; and the Scale Rule project is a great way of getting interest in the sector from students at an early age.

Looking back over the last three years of installations; the projects have grown in complexity and ambition. Situated in the St James’ Park, the site has seen some truly amazing installations – that have wowed the architecture and design community despite being conceived by young talent.

In 2016, the ‘Future of Design’ pavilion was installed in the park; providing a much needed space to sit, rest and relax for the local community and CDW visitors alike. We particularly liked the complexity of this structure as it nestled around you creating an oasis of calm in the heart of the city. Full details on this installation can be found here.

Following it’s time at CDW, this installation went on to be reassembled in Croatia – becoming a permanent feature to assist in teaching digital fabrication.

In 2017, the students raised the bar with the creation of the ‘Unity Bridge’; an installation that allowed a complete new perspective of the park. As well as being a place to rest and retreat, the bridge allowed everyone to walk up and over it – giving an elevated platform across the entire park. Everyone was encouraged to leave a note on a ribbon; which added a nice level of interactivity with the local community. More information on this installation can be found here.

Following it’s time at CDW, this timber used in the installation was repurposed and donated to Community Gardeners for use in their allotments.

For 2018, the installation took a colour development with ‘Past, Present and Future’ pavilion. Providing the perfect place for rest-bite, the relaxing structure inspired the community to look up – and enjoy the tree canopy offering a sense of serenity in the otherwise busy hustle and bustle of Clerkenwell day to day life. More information on this installation can be found here.

Following it’s time at CDW, this installation became a major Easter attraction at Kew Gardens.

Anthony Goodey, Show Manager, CDW.

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