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Forgotten Spaces London - Newham (Part 1)

Albert Island, Bow Creek and Lost worlds: all the Forgotten Spaces London 2013 entries for Newham (Part 1)

A Lost World by David Wakefield & Robert Nimmo

A Lost World

This intervention inhabits the monumental structures of an obsolete Victorian gasworks. Paying homage to industrial foresight the forms have been recommissioned by introducing a zoo complex whose by-products, through anaerobic digestion, cyclically support the site and surroundings.


Albert Island by Gunton Works (Mike Taylor & Daniel Marmot)

Albert Island

The proposal celebrates a forgotten landscape next to London City Airport. Three built additions act as landscape observatories, and a bound gravel perimeter walk unifies them, and encourages visitors to enjoy the historic dock edge and watery setting.


Aquadocks by Heather Lyons, Dara Huang, Soohyun Chang, Ryan Day, Remo de Angelis, Federica Russo, Lisa Hinderdael


Aquadocks aims at reviving the memory of the waterfront at Royal Docks area by promoting leisurely program with sustainable technology. The proposal acts as a gateway with pleasant and public presence.


Between A Rock And A Wet Place by Jim Kelly and Richard Stefanidis

Between A Rock And A Wet Place

Between a Rock and a Wet Place breathes life into a forgotten space through the creation of a recessed wetland park beneath Silvertown Way, Newham; delivering valuable educational amenity space whilst creating links between existing and future development areas.


Bow Creek Tidal Exchange by Donata Satkauskaite and Tom Buttrick

Bow Creek Tidal Exchange

The Bow Creek Tidal Exchange is an interactive and temporal intervention enabled by tidal rhythms. It sets a stage for the sharing of personal narratives, invites activity and echoes the historic use of the river as a means of exchange.


Community Mobile Allotments by Tumpa Husna Yasmin and Mita Solanki

Community Mobile Allotments

An urban garden designed at the edge of the Royal Dock in Newham. The ‘Community Mobile Allotments’ welcome the residents to rent a column, mobile trolleys or a plot of land to revive the hidden gem under the Silvertown flyover.


Concrete Jungle by Clear Village Charitable Trust, Thomas Ugo Ermacora, James Bradly and Teresa Garcia

Concrete Jungle

From wasteland to place of magic, the discarded ground level under the flyover becomes a remarkable space in the shape of a recreational concrete jungle, offering the opportunity to reconnect the area to the forgotten parts of itself.


Connected Places by cube_design, James Baron, Victoria Bennett, James Lemanis, Joe Moorhouse, Andrew Turner and Daniel Villette

Connected Places

Our proposal is a series of themed ‘corridors’, woven into the existing ‘city collage’ to facilitate the movement of people, water and wildlife and create a contiguous public realm.


Ground Works by Raw Architecture Workshop, Graeme Laughlan, Michael Fostiropoulos and Javier Domingo


Ground Works is a strategy for the repair of heavily contaminated former industrial land using the process of phytoremediation whilst stimulating the spread of an extensive natural habitat and ecological system within London.


MAR_QUAY by Oxford Architects - Andrew Brown, Steve Lee and Tony Mullin


MAR_QUAY represents an intervention in the urban landscape. The existing grid of columns has been ‘pulled out’ and utilised as the framework for the proposed shared market and engages with users of the space as objects within the landscape.


Over Through Beneath by Land4 - Ben Brace, Tristram Bushby, Marco Fachetti and Daniel High


Over, Through, Beneath is a transpatial confluence on the banks of the river Thames. The design responds to the sites historical and current context as a landscape integral to the continued and future regeneration of the Royal Victoria Docks.


Over under through by AECOM: Rebecca Orr, Alexandra Steed, David Witte, Zhuo Li, Robyn Perkins, Austin Carroll, Patrick Harmsworth, Elizabeth Crump


Over under through is a simple path structure that connects and frames spaces, activating what was otherwise a forgotten place. Constructed of reflective surfaces, the site is revealed in a new way and acts as a catalyst for future programming.


Parallel Universe by Anna Sieczak and Karolina Malecha

Parallel Universe

The Parallel Universe it is space to look at as well as to be in.
 It doesn’t have physical doors. It is there to stimulate your senses by vision, touch and sound. It is there for your entertainment and knowledge.


Posters of Society by Gary Nash and Barry Walsh

Posters of Society

Our project re-interprets the structural concrete column as a Litfaß column and keeps the poster in the public realm where it belongs, as part of a 24hr urban park with the aesthetic and feel of the urban environment




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