assemble wins the 2015 turner prize for granby four streets project
images courtesy of assemble




assemble has been announced as the 2015 winner of the prestigious turner prize. the decision — revealed at tramway, glasgow, in partnership with tate — honors the london based collective’s ongoing collaboration with local residents and others in granby four streets: a cluster of terraced houses in liverpool that were built around 1900 to house artisan workers. the project is a result of a 20 year battle by local residents to save these homes from demolition. assemble worked with community to present a sustainable vision for the area that builds on the locals’ hard work and translates it to the refurbishment of housing, public space and the provision of new enterprise opportunities. 


assemble has been chosen ahead of this year’s shortlisted artists including bonnie camplin, janice kerbel and nicole wermers.


art, design and architecture collective assemble discuss their nomination for the 2015 turner prize
video courtesy of tate




the scheme of the project is characterized by celebrating the area’s architectural and cultural heritage, supporting public involvement and partnership working, offering local training and employment opportunities and nurturing the resourcefulness and that defines the four streets. in the film above, members of the collective discuss their surprise nomination, how the project has evolved and their plans for the remaining empty buildings.

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the scheme of the project celebrates the area’s architectural and cultural heritage

assemble turner prize designboom
the project in liverpool builds on the locals’ hard work and translates it to the refurbishment of housing



assemble was a speaker at the 2015 business of design week conference in hong kong.


since 2002, the hong kong design centre has been organizing the business of design week (BODW) – asia’s leading annual event on design innovation and brands. BODW brings together some of the world’s most outstanding design masters and influential business figures to discuss and share their views on creative thinking and design management from their varied cultural and social perspectives, providing a valuable platform for individuals to network, exchange ideas and explore potential working partnerships. the 2015 edition of BODW introduces the partner city initiative, inviting barcelona as the inaugural affiliate. this sees a number of barcelona creative talents — from the fields of design, architecture, urbanism, gastronomy and sport — take to the stage to discuss the cultural capital’s community-driven design approach and rich artistic heritage.