Colourful Cambridge Campaign


Welcome to the Colourful Cambridge Campaign. We believe colour can play an important role in creating enjoyable places. We encourage the wider and more imaginative use of colour in Cambridge - on buildings old and new. Our aspiration is that Cambridge should become Britain's most colourful city.

 



We take as one of our sources of inspiration the much loved town of Burano, on an island in the Venetian Lagoon, which is shown above. We agree with the German architect Bruno Taut, who in 1919 published his 'Call for Colourful Building'. He wrote:

'We do not want to build any more joyless houses, or see them built... Colour is not expensive like moulded decoration and sculptures, but colour means a joyful existence. As it can be provided with limited resources, we should, in the present time of need, particularly urge its use on all buildings which must now be constructed.'

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The Colourful Cambridge Campaign encourages the wider and more imaginative use of colour in Cambridge - on buildings old and new. Our aspiration is to make Cambridge Britain's most colourful city. The Director of the Colourful Cambridge Campaign is Alex Reid, email: reid@dsl.pipex.com.


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