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Winter Windows 2023: Squire & Partners X Southbank Centre

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November 2023

Now in its seventh year, the award-winning Winter Windows initiative is a collaboration between a group of Lambeth school children and designers and model makers at Brixton-based architecture practice Squire & Partners.

The annual project challenges the children to design neon winter lights which are displayed in the windows of Squire & Partners’ offices at The Department Store, Brixton. For 2023, Year 6 students from Loughborough Primary School were set the challenge of creating a series of shapes around the theme of ‘Dreamland’, which have been have transformed into a set of bespoke lights by Squire & Partners’ modelshop team.

In addition to the Brixton display and as part of its 2023 Winter Light festival, The Southbank Centre has also commissioned Squire & Partners to create a Winter Windows display for the Queen Elizabeth Hall, with designs penned by year 6 students at Oasis Academy Johanna in Waterloo.

Both installations will illuminate the Southbank and Brixton respectively over the winter months, connecting two sites and two schools located in the Borough of Lambeth.

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