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The 'Recovering Voices' Institute

As part of the Olympic Legacy scheme. The Smithsonian have decided to build a cultural institute within the Olympic parks new culture district to house their recovering voices program in London’s most linguistically diverse borough. The institute works to record, translate, digitise and archive scripts to reduce the fast rate at which languages are currently dying at. The institute will also work with locals to teach and revive dying languages.

The design of the structures has been generated through the translation of building materials and forms to create interweaving spaces that work to promote conversations between the Smithsonian buildings and the other cultural institutes on the site (V&A, UAL and Sadler’s Wells).

The masterplan implements interweaving structures that create open shared courtyards between the Olympicopolis buildings.

Tutor: Rahesh Ram, University of Greenwich, 2018.