London's coolest chimney

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London's coolest chimney

London's coolest chimney

Second Home By Second Home

Let's make a new use of the old chimney on Hanbury Street! Get a warning of when rain is on it's way by seeing an umbrella popping up from the chimney.

Tower Hamlets Idea stage

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We would like to transform the old chimney on 66 Hanbury Street to a live forecaster! When the first drops of rain are hitting the ground a giant umbrella will pop up from the chimney.

What we'll deliver:

  • Production cost of the umbrella
  • Equipment
  • To implement the machinery

Why it's a great idea:

We love the idea of making dead space come to live again. With a community of over 600 people working across the street looking over at the chimney everyday, this would not only be a useful tool to get a heads up when to bring the umbrella, but also reflect the creative spirit in Spitafields.

Steps to get it done:

Second Home is a creative workspace and cultural venue, bringing together diverse industries, disciplines and types of social businesses. Spacehive is one of the companies based here and this idea is the product of a unique collaboration in-between people and businesses in the Second Home community brainstorming ways to improve the local neighbourhood.

Location Tower Hamlets

About the space

66 Hanbury Street


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Our Volunteer List

We're currently looking for people to offer skills and time to develop our project! Check out the list of what we need below and then use the 'Volunteer' button to the right to get involved.
  • Help to create a video
  • Help to mock up/draw an image which shows what the final chimney will look like
  • An artist, or ideas, to paint the chimney
  • Copywriting skills to jazz up our project page and get people excited!
  • Engineering skills to create a device which reacts to a weather forecast and opens an umbrella
  • Suggestions for a really cool umbrella!
  • A name

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