Forgotten Spaces 2011: Proposals D – F
Proposals for Forgotten Spaces 2011: Daily Bread; Drifting Boundary; Echo Island; Eco Platform; eco.ntainer; Euston Road Picture House; Event Space; The Empire Splashes Back; Fagin’s Den; Flood Trails; Flotilla Project
Source: Untitled Space
The disused National Temperance Hospital’s courtyard becomes the site for a new Bakery and Homeless Shelter, enabling an itinerant population to help produce a community’s “daily bread”
The design proposal is an artificial landscape, which has the ability to reconfigure itself according to tidal condition, serving as an in-between space to connect the land to the riverside.
A view of Echo Island, an installation that pays tribute to the industrial history of Channelsea Island located in West Ham, Borough of Newham.
The Deptford Eco Platform (DEP) is a vibrant, multi-use, community driven ecological resource. It transforms a former coaling jetty into a carbon negative, self-sufficient and wildlife rich community hub.
Source: Space Group Architects
Cost neutral recycling stations encourage the community of Tower Hamlets to recycle more. The rewards are aesthetically pleasant recycling centres and typically £100 for each household per year.
The Euston Road Picture House is an open-air public space resembling an old fashioned picture house - a simple glazed screen transforming the natural scenery of the Euston Road into an epic film scene from a romantic new world.
The proposal is for an enclosed public event space suitable for a range of performances. It is a simple, sustainable structure created from the urban fabric in which it lies.
The Empire Splashes Back with a new front garden for Buckingham Palace, creating an exciting new plaza capable of holding events of international significance, such as the 60th Jubilee.
Fagin’s Den, St Saviour’s Dock, dams the Thames inlet to form an amphitheatre and beach. A canopy mimics the surface of the forgotten River Neckinger. Shelter by day, cinema by night.
Flood trails promotes the idea of using creative landscaping to introduce new activities on the chosen site(s) while, at the same time work as possible flood defence.
The Flotilla project uses the London canal network to deliver various cultural and social programmes to sites and areas along its route via barges adapted to fit various functions.