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Nurturing Nature in the City: Old Market's Urban Oasis Inspired by Friluftsliv

Architecture | Bristol | Brighter Places

Our vision is the creation of a network of social outdoor spaces, with a strong connection to the natural world, inspired by the Swedish Concept of Friluftsliv or ‘Free Air Life’. The proposal seeks to create an urban oasis within the context of Old Market, which fosters a sense of belonging through a common connection to nature, creating a diverse and inclusive community.

The scheme consists of a children’s play space, set within a courtyard, and accompanied by small allotments and wildflower beds. This draws upon the concept of local ‘forest schools’ that encourage learning and play through the exploration of the natural world.

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Marrons is a multi-service development consultancy backed by the experience of working for local authorities, extensive market intel and connections across the industry - from planning offices and private landowners to housebuilders and retailers.

With expertise in Planning, Architecture, Design, Heritage and Economic Development, you can trust us to lead, protect and enhance the value of your land or building assets ensuring we turn your plans into reality.

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We act on behalf of a range of clients across the UK to deliver economic, social and environmental regeneration. Our specialists are here you turn your vision into reality.

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