Friday, 22 April 2016

Hammersmith Park - TV Centre Design Winners Announced

 Winner - Michelle Fareta with her Olympics and QPR theme
Stanhope, the developer that is masterminding the redevelopment of the old BBC site on Wood Lane, have announced the three winners of their "school hoarding competition", launched in January this year.

The competition was to find "exciting designs from local school children for the Television Centre hoarding that runs alongside Hammersmith Park".

Over 50 primary school children entered the competition and the Television Centre team "had a difficult task in choosing the three winners".

Deewa Yousofi: "we're always improving"
What is this competition all about?
The competition was launched to find exciting designs from local school children for the Television Centre hoarding that runs alongside Hammersmith Park, while the building works are going on. Over 50 primary school children entered the competition.

Who are the winners?
The three winning pupils are all from local primary schools in Shepherd's Bush and White City. They are Deewa Yousofi from Ark Swift Primary School, Unashe James from St Stephen’s Church of England Primary School, and Michelle Fareta from Ark Swift Primary School.

Unashe James: BBC news presenters
Deewa Yousofi from Year 6 Exeter Class at Ark Swift Primary School based her entry on human history and the improvement of buildings under the motto “we’re always improving”.

Michelle Fareta from the same class designed an ideas board, featuring the 1908 Olympics and local QPR football.

Unashe James from St Stephens Primary School designed an image featuring three BBC News presenters on a colourful background.

What made the winning designs special?
Alistair Shaw, Manager Director of Television Centre, said that the winning designs "stood out because of their colourful and inventive design".

What happens now?
The final artwork is now on display at Hammersmith Park.  The designs were painted onto the hoarding using acrylic paint by artists Liam S Rickard and Samme Snow, with help from the students themselves.

How long will they be there?
Visitors to hammersmith park will be able to enjoy the public artwork for the rest of the year.

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