LEA Bridge Library
The Friendship Garden & Pavilion at Lea Bridge Library ‘Spaces for Everyone’ Competition
YOU&ME and Fleet Architects worked in collaboration with landscape specialists Sara Sall Studio to come up with a playful and engaging proposal for the Grade II-Listed Lea Bridge Library and surrounding garden. The proposed scheme blurs the boundaries between inside and outside spaces - library and garden - to create a tranquil yet playful and vibrant environment with the community at its core. The proposal focuses heavily on community engagement and addressing hard-to-reach local groups and individuals, through an extensive and multi-media community engagement strategy, which includes user co-design and activities during the pre-construction, building and post-completion phases, ensuring the successful social implementation and legacy of the project for the Waltham Forest area.