The ideas for The Public were based on the thinking behind Fun Palace, a radical idea in the 1960s for a new kind of art centre.
Joan Littlewood, a radical theatre director and architect Cedric Price created the Fun Palace idea.
The original Fun Palace - a people's palace, was never built....
Price was a visionary - he proposed smart watches - in the 1980s!
Will Alsop, the architect of The Public, worked for Cedric Price. Will's 'floating' building in Canada, is based on the original idea for The Public.
In the 1960s, Theatre Director Joan Littlewood and visionary architect Cedric Price proposed a radical new arts building - a Fun Palace.
Will Alsop, the principal architect of The Public, worked for Cedric Price. He always said the the Fun Palace was fundamental to his thinking about the design of The Public.
To The Public
Ideas for the Fun Palace by Price and Littlewood 1965
In loving memory of The Public