Our Future Foyle


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“Our Future Foyle” is a transformative, innovative cultural and health intervention focused on the River Foyle in Derry/Londonderry. The project has been developed over the past two years through extensive community and stakeholder engagement. It aims to improve the health and social well-being of everyone using the riverfront of the River Foyle, through rejuvenation and animation of the banks and bridges as a shared positive space.

The project is delivered in partnership with City Centre Initiative and a series of strategic partners from regional and local government.

Incorporating three distinct interventions, the project has gained considerable support from both local and central government, key strategic and community stakeholders including the strategic growth partnership, government departments and key agencies. The project is now ready to move from design and feasibility to planning and delivery of its three key interventions: Foyle Reeds, Foyle Bubbles and Foyle Experience. An estimated £20-25m capital investment is anticipated across the three elements, to achieve significant economic, tourism and health benefits for the city and wider North West region. - Our Future Foyle

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Vizrage has been involved from the very beginning, creating concept imagery, visualisations for media/print, and animations illustrating the vision of the Reeds and Bubbles on the Derry riverfront. It has been an ongoing collaborative effort with the team based out in Derry with more projects on the horizon!

Below are a few articles published recently outlining the scheme:

Derry Now

https://www.derrynow.com/news/15000-people-get-involved-new-project-aimed-transforming-image-derrys-three-bridges-river-foyle/229317

Irish News

http://www.irishnews.com/business/2018/10/22/news/-25m-our-future-foyle-project-set-to-transform-derry-1463902/

ITV

https://www.itv.com/news/utv/2018-10-24/plans-unveiled-for-25m-foyle-regeneration/?fbclid=IwAR3chdEfGYf3Ub4hSpaYZw39hc4T7O_B81QJtbFniTtn5HQbSSB3pnAH6P0

Turley

https://www.turley.co.uk/news/our-future-foyle-project-set-transform-derrylondonderry

World News - USA

https://theworldnews.net/gb-news/video-brendan-bonner-and-ralf-alwani-on-how-ps25m-our-future-foyle-project-will-transform-derry-s-riverfront

HALLIDAY CLARK ARCHITECTS | SIRIUS | ARCHITECT'S JOURNAL

It was brilliant to hear that Halliday Clark Architect's proposal for a private residence in Yorkshire was featured in the Architect's Journal in June! Below is a snippet from the article.

The practice, which is nearing completion on a new office in the town, says the home has been designed with its five bedrooms placed below the top-floor living spaces.

This arrangement allows views across the valley to Ilkley Moor from the sitting room.

Work is expected to start next spring and complete in early 2020.
— Architect's Journal - Richard Waite

TRANSPORT MUSEUM | DRIVERLESS FUTURE | CONVENT GARDEN

A collaborative illustration comprised of a 2 metre x 2 metre print, featured in the London Transport Museum, 2016.

The project challenged the potential impact driveless vehicles might have on the City of London. Ultimately, with what looks to be a slightly dystopian and chaotic future.

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