May 21 2013 Latest news:
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Bird boxes and bee hives will be rolled out over central London this summer to spark a housing boom for the capital’s wildlife.
A London-based design company, 51% Studios, has held off international competition to win a habitats design competition run by InMidtown, a business organisation for the Holborn, Bloomsbury and Saint Giles area.
Tass Mavrogordato, CEO of InMidtown, said: “We recognise the far-reaching benefits of working within a district that nurtures biodiversity, which is why we are making these designs available to as many businesses as possible.
“51% Studios’ ethos fits in with our aims perfectly. The ‘Barsmark’ board that the designs are made from contains 100 per cent recycled materials, in which resonates with our Zero to Landfill initiative, which aims to divert all waste from landfill by 2015 by reusing or recycling all waste from Holborn, Bloomsbury and Saint Giles in a closed loop system.”
The aim of the Habi-Sabi design is to provide fast, adaptable metropolitan animal habitats.
51% Studios specialise in projects on difficult sites and has a background in designing urban bird nests and buildings that work in harmony with nature.