Help Transform The Architecture Centre

by The Architecture Centre in Bristol, England, United Kingdom

£7,015

 
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+ est. £800.00
£25,000 target 26 days left
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Flexible funding – this project will receive all pledges made by 1st June 2021 at 7:52pm

We need to raise £25,000 to transform our building into a new venue. Help us create a home for design & influence the future of your city.

by The Architecture Centre in Bristol, England, United Kingdom

BRISTOL'S NEW HOME FOR DESIGN 

This summer we’re transforming our building on the harbour into a vibrant home for design. A new venue for Bristol and a place where you can come and influence the shape of your city, take part in debate and find out what is happening around the world. 

Design has a profound effect on all of us every day, and all of us need to be involved in the design conversation. From our communities to the climate emergency, from the shape of our homes and our hospitals, to our parks & green spaces, the design of the world around us affects all our lives.

We've raised 80% of the funds and need your help to raise an extra £25,000 to make this a reality.

Watch our video and see the photos below for the full plans.

OUR PLANS FOR THE BUILDING

On the ground floor we're creating a new design-themed café-bar 'The Architect' where you can come and meet with like-minded creatives, relax on a new terrace with a drink and take in the views of the harbour.

You can come and take part in our new events space on the 'Involve' first floor, a space for workshops, public talks and the control room for the 1,000 volunteers that come together to make Bristol Open Doors festival happen, opening up the city's secret spaces and hidden history.

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Helping young people have a say in the future of our city

The Involve first floor will be home to Shape My City, our diverse talent acceleration programme for young people interested in architecture, landscape, engineering, construction and design. 

  • Every year talented 15-18 yr olds from across Bristol get access to unique opportunities to develop their career. 
  • The Shape My City programme takes inspiration from aspiring architect Stephen Lawrence.

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Your Pledge Rewards

We'd love your help in making this transformation happen for Bristol. We're offering a tantalizing range of rewards from enjoying a coffee on the newly created terrace, to the naming of the new education 'Involve' first floor. 

Enjoy an annual pass to our talks programme, pick up a limited 'The Architect' tote bag when you buy a sundowner on the deck, and don't miss out on an Members-only exclusive opportunity to have your name engraved on one of thirty bespoke diamond-shaped brass tiles, and become a permanent fixture of the building. 

Joining as an Individual or Business Member is a fantastic way to support the charity and enjoy a year's worth of benefits.

How Your Funds Will Help 

You'll help create a world class venue for design and placemaking for Bristol. Work is ready to begin and we're planning to open the cafe and bar this summer. 

  • Your funds will help us create an outdoor terrace overlooking one of the best views of Bristol, and new doors to open up the venue
  • It will fund the design-themed and bespoke brass topped bar, art deco themed lighting and stylish seating to create an welcoming place for creatives and communities to gather. 
  • You'll be funding an interactive screen for our awarding-winning talent development programme, Shape My City.

Employing Local Creatives 

In a challenging time for the sector, this project creates opportunities for local artists and designers. We are working with local illustrator turned art director Gemma Randall (His Dark Materials, BBC) on interior designs, and using a team of local makers, designers and craftspeople to inspire the transformation.

Restoring our Heritage

We need your help to breathe a new lease of life into our 18th century former warehouse, situated in the heart of Bristol’s historic docks. We're restoring this buildings heritage and sturdy maritime character, revealing more of the old features, including the stone walls and wooden beams, giving it a new contemporary twist.

Who We Are 

For 25 years The Architecture Centre has been involved in the development of Bristol, and brings people together to shape better places. The charity now runs Design Review across the West of England to ensure the homes that are built are designed for people and planet, and we are developing the first placemaking charter for the West of England.

Our placemaking work brings together experts and communities to transform places; The Green Way, St Paul's connected residents with their green spaces, increased community pride and positively impacted local businesses. You may also have heard about our co-designed vision to transform Temple Church and Gardens, a site steeped in history.

Help us transform our building on the harbour into a vibrant home for design.

We can't wait to welcome you back into our new building.

Thank you for your support, 

The Architecture Centre Team, Board of Trustees & Volunteers

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£25 or more

11 of 50 claimed

A Drink on the Deck

Enjoy a drink on the deck and soak up the sun whilst you take in the views of the harbour. (Spirits, softs, beers and wine). Includes a limited edition 'The Architect' tote bag.

£10 or more

6 of 50 claimed

Your Morning Coffee

Enjoy a morning coffee at our new cafe & bar 'The Architect', an inspiring place for conversation and creativity.

£25 or more

1 of 50 claimed

Become a Futurist (Student Membership)

Support the work of The Architecture Centre and enjoy great benefits including an invitation to the Chair’s Summer Networking Drinks & Private Views; Concessionary Tickets for our monthly talks, including our annual Stirling Prize Lecture; and our Monthly Newsletter. Includes a limited edition 'The Architect' tote bag.

£60 or more

12 of 50 claimed

Become a Patron (Individual Membership)

Support the work of The Architecture Centre and enjoy great benefits including an invitation to the Chair’s Summer Networking Drinks & Private Views; Concessionary Tickets for our monthly talks, including our annual Stirling Prize Lecture; and our Monthly Newsletter. Includes a limited edition 'The Architect' tote bag.

£100 or more

0 of 10 claimed

Pot a Plant

Help make our new cafe & bar 'The Architect' a lushious green space filled with plants.

£125 or more

0 of 20 claimed

Annual Pass (12 x Talks)

Enjoy a year's worth of inspiring talks and debates. Join experts from across the world to explore innovative solutions to the challenges of our time, from the climate emergency to the housing crisis.

£250 or more

0 of 10 claimed

Switch on a Light

Help us illuminate 'The Architect' with beautiful art deco inspired lights.

£300 or more

0 of 5 claimed

Open a Door

Help us open the doors to our new venue! We can't wait to welcome you back.

£300 or more

2 of 50 claimed

Business Membership ≤ 5 Employees

Join our thriving network of experts from across the West of England & beyond. Annual benefits include: Company Listing on our website; Concessionary Tickets for your employees to our monthly talk series; Invitation to Chair’s Summer Networking Drinks & Private Views; Invitation to cross-sector Place Making Networking; Venue Hire (20%); Opportunities to Partner on our award wining programmes & our Monthly Newsletter sent to all relevant staff.

£500 or more

3 of 30 claimed

Members-Only Bespoke Brass Engraved Tile

Have your name engraved onto one of thirty bespoke diamond-shaped brass tiles and become a permanent fixture of the building. Available for Members only.

£600 or more

0 of 50 claimed

Business Membership (6-25 Employees)

Join our thriving network of experts from across the West of England & beyond. Annual benefits include: Company Listing on our website; Concessionary Tickets for your employees to our monthly talk series; Invitation to Chair’s Summer Networking Drinks & Private Views; Invitation to cross-sector Place Making Networking; Venue Hire (20%); Opportunities to Partner on our award winning programmes & our Monthly Newsletter sent to all relevant staff.

£1,200 or more

0 of 50 claimed

Business Membership ≥ 26 Employees

Join our thriving network of experts from across the West of England & beyond. Annual benefits include: Company Listing on our website; Concessionary Tickets for your employees to our monthly talk series; Invitation to Chair’s Summer Networking Drinks & Private Views; Invitation to cross-sector Place Making Networking; Venue Hire (20%); Opportunities to Partner on our award winning programmes & our Monthly Newsletter sent to all relevant staff.

£3,000 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Buy the Bar

With your help the bespoke brass topped bar will become a stunning feature at 'The Architect', a place for you to meet with like-minded creatives.

£5,000 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Interactive Screen (Education)

Help us buy an interactive screen for the first floor where Shape My City, our talent accelerator programme, will be housed. It's here experts from across the built environment inspire our future workforce.

£7,500 or more

0 of 1 claimed

£7,500 Name the Floor (5 years)

Name the 'Involve' first floor where we're creating our new events space. It'll be a place for creative workshops, public talks, a hub for 1,000 Bristol Open Doors volunteers. The floor will be home for Shape My City, our diverse talent acceleration programme for young people.

£10,000 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Build the Deck

Help us build a new terrace outside the building where you can catch the evening sun. Designed in an art deco style and fully accessible, it'll be the perfect place for you to enjoy a drink whilst taking in one of the best views in Bristol.

Let's make 'Help Transform The Architecture Centre' happen

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