Mayfield House, a block of council flats at 202 Cambridge heath Road, opposite the V&A Mu is currently undergoing renovations. A group of residents and Colour your City (http://www.colouryourcity.com), a collective of urban planners and artists, have obtained permission from Tower Hamlets Homes to decorate some surfaces of the building it with art. The sides of the building would be great canvasses to decorate with art: both the York Hall Leisure Center and the V&A Museum of Childhood look directly into that, and it would be a great contribution to making the whole area vibrant and cheerful. The artwork would be permanent. Maintenance costs would likely come up in a few years. A fundraising campaign for restoration or redesign with another artist could be organised then, or a contingency held back from the initial fundraising campaign.
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Why it's a great idea:
Colour is an important factor in environmental design. The mural, through colour and art, could bring more imagination, creativity, connection, joy and well-being to Tower Hamlets urban environment. It would help cultivate ownership & civic pride; unlock imagination & creativity, reimagine space; foster social cohesion; energise space to increase well-being & vitality; explore storytelling & culture; and be a tool of placemaking.
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About the space
Mayfield House, Corner of Cambridge Heath Road and Old Ford Road
London Borough of Tower Hamlets
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