Phun City
Part of:
  • Cedric Price (architect)
  • Cedric Price (archive creator)

Phun City



Level of archival description:
File 77
Extent and medium:
  • 18 reprographic copies
    1 map
    0.03 l.m. of textual records
    0.01 l.m. of photographic materials
Scope and content:
File documents the executed project for Phun City, a "temporary city" for an outdoor pop music festival at Ecclesden Commons in Sussex, England. Cedric Price was commissioned to coordinate the design and construction of the site, which was to include a stage, tower, cinema, theatre, administration and medical buildings, movable sleeping structures, public toilets, fencing, crash barriers and access roads. Drawings illustrate the development of the functional relationships among activities, as well as, access to, and circulation within, the concert site. A site plan shows the broader context of Ecclesden Commons; keyed diagrammatic plans locate main activity enclosures, pedestrian and vehicular access routes, proposed parking, emergency routes to and from the site, and wire and chain link barriers and fences. A diagrammatic site plan shows the final layout, including last minute alterations prior to the opening of the concert. A second site plan has been marked up with notes indicating how the spectators appropriated the site during the concert, moving some of the portable buildings and circulating in patterns that were different than those anticipated by Price. The client for Phun City Festival, Mick Farren was involved at the Isle of Wright Festival which was held one month later (Price with Murray 1971, 40). Some material in this file was published in "Cedric Price Supplement No. 2", 'Architectural Design', vol. 41, (January 1971), 40, and 'Cedric Price-Works II' (London: Architectural Press, 1984), 18, 30. Material in this file was produced between 1970 and 1971.

File contains design development drawings, map, photographic materials, and textual records.
Reference number:


Materials in this series were kept in the original order in which they were received.

Sussex England United Kingdom

Language of material:
  • English
Related units of description:
  • For additional materials related to this project, see file DR2004:1158 in this fonds.

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