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Turner Prize Winner Designs New Gate

Giles Smith, winner, with the Assemble Collective, of the 2015 Turner Prize, designs the gate for the new Soulton Long Barrow

We can now confir that the new monument here, the first Long Barrow to have been built in Shropshire for over 5,000 years will have a gate designed by Giles Smith, who won the Turner Prize as part of the Assemble Collective in 2015. 

Giles is a founding member of Assemble, a multi-disciplinary collective working across architecture, design and art. Founded in 2010 to undertake a single self-built project, Assemble has since delivered a diverse and award-winning body of work, while retaining a democratic and co-operative working method that enables built, social and research-based work at a variety of scales: both making things, and making things happen. Assemble won the Turner Prize in 2015.

Giles studied architecture at the University of Cambridge and the Royal College of Art. He has taught architecture at the University of Westminster and has lectured widely internationally. In 2016/17, Giles is co-leading the Design Think Tank New Knowledge with Anthony Engi-Meacock.

The shared work was covered in the AJ.

Below you can see Phil Wheeler; long standing farm balcksmith at Soulton making the gate at his smithy in nearby Wem.  The project was also coverd in this press article


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