Middlesbrough’s £500m Tees Valley Regeneration scheme has unveiled its masterplan by Alsop Architects, with additional graphics by Smoothe. The project aims to rejuvenate an area of redundant waterfront adjacent to Middlesbrough Football Club’s Riverside Stadium. The Alsop vision will see apartment blocks ‘like Prada skirts’, a multi-storey hotel ‘in the shape of a champagne bottle’ and a ‘space invader-inspired’ Museum of Digital Media. Work is due to begin on site this week.
Designed with Made Thought studio, the future-facing look for the image sharing platform seeks to embrace “humanity” and resist tech clichés.
The Creative Industries Fund will provide “a package of targeted support” for UK-registered micro and small businesses with innovative ideas.
Co-founders Rebecca Thomson and Rachita Saraogi discuss how their design-led workshops can build girls’ confidence and prompt industry change.
Finished just in time for museums to reopen to the public on 17 May, the project uses the “local details” of the poet’s work to form the visitor experience.