My Castle Gateway: Final Open Brief for Tower Gardens

Updated: 3rd September 2020 My Castle Gateway: Final Open Brief for Tower Gardens Updated: 3rd September 2020 Through My Castle Gateway we’ve been talking about Tower Gardens since 2017. Yet Tower Gardens is the area where the least active masterplanning work has been done so far. This was in large part due to the controversy … Read more My Castle Gateway: Final Open Brief for Tower Gardens

The Green Howards on Tower Gardens

Views on the Tower Gardens draft Open Brief A conversation with David J Nicholson, Green Howards 25th August 2020 The Green Howards want to see the re-siting of the South African War Memorial (their reasons can be explored in depth in this blog).  Their preference would be for resiting in the centre of the current … Read more The Green Howards on Tower Gardens

Tower Gardens: Draft Open Brief

11th August 2020 Through My Castle Gateway we’ve been talking about Tower Gardens since 2017. Yet Tower Gardens is the area where the least active masterplanning work has been done so far. This was in large part due to the controversy created by the idea in the draft masterplan of putting a boat-shaped building close … Read more Tower Gardens: Draft Open Brief

New Public Spaces Open Brief: Revisions and Additions

Following the draft Open Brief we tested it and refined it online, using social media and through targeted discussions with specific groups and people. The blog below sets out the additions and revisions we made based on people’s feedback. We then created a final draft that was commented on by the Castle Gateway Advisory Group, … Read more New Public Spaces Open Brief: Revisions and Additions

York Dance Space: Reflections on iMOVE and ideas for the Open Brief

6th March 2020 Initial call The project recruited from 16 different schools through an open call. The initial call was for a performance in the car park – that was the draw. The city centre? The young people involved felt that the city centre was not a place for them. The places they do go … Read more York Dance Space: Reflections on iMOVE and ideas for the Open Brief

Theatre/Music/Dance: Refining the draft Open Brief

There is a huge interest in seeing the new public spaces in Castle Gateway as hosting theatre, music, outdoor cinema, dance and every other art form imaginable. On reflection, we’ve been a bit concerned that this aspect of the draft Open Brief is currently less well developed than it could be. To fix this, we’ve … Read more Theatre/Music/Dance: Refining the draft Open Brief

Red Tower: Testing the draft Open Brief

3rd and 10th February 2020 We returned to Red Tower to share the draft Open Brief for the new public spaces in the Castle Gateway area. This followed sessions in summer to generate ideas for the new public spaces. Every Monday the Red Tower hosts a Pay-as-you-feel lunch, you can pick up a bag of … Read more Red Tower: Testing the draft Open Brief

Castle Gateway: Pasts and Futures Event, 7th December 2019

7th December 10am-4pm On 7th December we delved into the histories of the Castle and Eye of York as part of developing the conversation about the area’s future. The draft Open Brief for the new Castle Gateway public spaces was published shortly before the event and was open for discussion all day. The Open Brief … Read more Castle Gateway: Pasts and Futures Event, 7th December 2019

A Speakers‘ Corner for the Eye of York

Tillman Jacobi It is a good occasion to revive true public debate in times of many global concerns and uncertainties, or controversial political, economical and social developments. This kind of debate becomes most real and catching, when it is delivered in person – not online. London’s Speakers‘ Corner has, for centuries, been a mighty institution … Read more A Speakers‘ Corner for the Eye of York