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We were asked by the Top of the Hill Community Group to collaborate with Artichoke and the artist David Best to help bring the Temple Project to fruition.

It was a project with numerous collaborators; from Kickstarter donors around the world who funded the project, to the many volunteers who helped build the structure and also every visitor who experienced it.

The six week build process, when completed, measured 20m high.  The timber frame was clad with intricate panels some of which had been designed and fabricated by young people on the city’s Nerve Centre FabLab.  Everyone was invited to leave a memory behind, letting go of the past and looking to the future.  Up to 60,000 people visited over the seven days it was open, covering the structure with personal messages.

Project Cornerstones

Derry~Londonderry, Northern Ireland
2014–2015
Built
Client: Top of the Hill Community Group

Temple, Shane Birney Architects
Temple, Shane Birney Architects
Temple, Shane Birney Architects
Temple, Shane Birney Architects
Temple, Shane Birney Architects

2014–2015

Derry~Londonderry, Northern Ireland

Client

  • Top of the Hill Community Group

We were asked by the Top of the Hill Community Group to collaborate with Artichoke and the artist David Best to help bring the Temple Project to fruition.

It was a project with numerous collaborators; from Kickstarter donors around the world who funded the project, to the many volunteers who helped build the structure and also every visitor who experienced it.

The six week build process, when completed, measured 20m high.  The timber frame was clad with intricate panels some of which had been designed and fabricated by young people on the city’s Nerve Centre FabLab.  Everyone was invited to leave a memory behind, letting go of the past and looking to the future.  Up to 60,000 people visited over the seven days it was open, covering the structure with personal messages.