GKA work selected for London Festival of Architecture 2024

We are delighted to announce that our competition winning collaboration with Grow2Know called “Regreen North Kensington” has been included in London Festival of Architecture 2024.

Join GKA’s George King and Catherine Booth as well as Grow2Know founders Tayshan Hayden-Smith and Danny Clarke at the opening of the garden on 28th June to hear more about the design and our mission to nurture healing and learning through nature.

This installation transforms a corner of North Kensington using the power of plants to reconnect people to nature and each other. It takes the form of a sculpted pocket garden formed entirely from upcycled oil barrels and recycled plastic to create a new undulating landscape for the community to explore, play, relax and perform.

A collaboration between George King Architects and Grow2Know, this project was the winner of a LFA / Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea design competition.

Organically starting out as a group of guerrilla gardeners, reclaiming space to heal in response to the Grenfell Tower fire, Grow2Know have positioned themselves as one of the biggest advocates in driving wider access to nature through beautiful, healing and purpose-lead space. Collaborating with architect George King, they have created a unique garden that draws on the colours, patterns, and traditions of the local community.