10×10 Drawing the City London: Dalston regeneration

Article 25, the UK’s leading architectural and construction aid charity, brings together world renowned artists, architects and designers to produce original artwork for a high profile exhibition and auction held in late November.

This year Barratt London is proud to be platinum sponsor of the 10×10 Drawing the City London event which sees a section of London divided into a 10×10 grid with each of the 100 squares allocated to a prominent architect, designer or an artist. The artwork created is due to go on display to the public from 21 to 28 November at 1 Granary Square, London, N1C 4AA. Visitors will then have the opportunity to bid for selected pieces by attending a special charity live auction event on the 28 November. To attend the auction, please register online www.10x10london.com/events/auction/.

Preliminary bids can also be made online by visiting http://www.10x10london.com/category/auction/2013/.

Alastair Baird, Regional Managing Director, Barratt London says:

“Barratt London are delighted to be sponsoring Article 25’s 10×10 ‘Drawing the City: London which brings together so many well-known architects and artists.  It celebrates the diversity of the built environment in London whilst bringing the UK’s development industry together to raise funds for inspiring projects in developing countries; we are very pleased to be able to sponsor such a great cause.”

This year’s 10×10 takes in areas such as Hackney, Shoreditch, the Barbican and Dalston. Tim Makower, Principal of Makower Architects captured this year’s 10×10 grid from Barratt’s Dalston Square:

“They are sponsoring the event for Article 25 and doing this drawing binds their regeneration work around town into the personal views of myself and 99 others across the grid; coming together to make a ‘collective snapshot’ of the city; a moment in time.”

Alastair Baird comments further:

“Our regeneration scheme has transformed Dalston providing new homes, a new library, shops and restaurants all centred around a major new public square. The new East London Line station is at the heart of the development and together with our substantial investment has transformed Dalston into a vibrant, dynamic and increasingly prosperous part of London”.

The 10×10 charity auction helps to raise funds for Article 25. All proceeds of the sale of the artwork will go to Article 25’s Street Children Centres.