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RIBA Community Involvement

A great day was had by all at the Great Boat Race.

Members of the Arts University Bournemouth (AUB) and RIBA Dorset, including Western Design Architects, took part in a public event to race boats made from recycled materials down the river in Bournemouth Gardens. 

The event was part of the Bournemouth Arts Festival 2014 and was part of a number of interactive features happening across the centre of Bournemouth.

Each local practice had to make a prototype using the recycled materials. By using plastic milk bottles and card we created a sea-worthy milk-float that we believed had a strong concept due to its simplicity and scope for flare and embellishment. We were right. The designs the children produced were beyond our expectations.

The variation in colours, shapes, materials and sparkles were ingenious.