Proposals for Forgotten Spaces 2011: Meanderings; Mildmay Park; Mum and Dad’s Tea House Retreat; The Memory Machine; New Istanbul; Nonsuch Place; Objet D’art Vu; Old Boat Park; Old Street Moundabout; Paddington Lanterns; Paddington Sands; Park Caf
Meanderings is a sensory walkway set on Brentford Ait, a deserted island in The Thames. A collection of intimate turns which open into large viewing decks to watch the many river activities.
This scheme proposes that areas of public, private and community owned spaces within the area are reclaimed from the forgotten status that they currently hold.
Source: Charles Edward Kennett
The Tea House is a retreat for the parents of sick children at Great Ormond Street Hospital, hidden below the busy urban streets in the current disused WC1 Public Conveniences.
Collage of the The Memory Machine is an archive of emotion which are captured through the stories of the inhabitants of the Borough of Hackney.
New Istanbul and the 24h Strip” is a proposal to reinvigorate an area using its present resources. It is a commercial catalyst, a cultural ambassador and a social condenser.
Nonsuch Place is a brief intervention of green boxes atop of London Bridge, some orientated upright and some stacked, connecting Londoners with a forgotten community that once perched perilously over the Thames.
A new neighbourhood focal point where household items become art whilst being recycled within the community. Residents deposit items in the moveable display boxes for them to be removed by others.
The Clapton Park’s Youth club’s slogan is ‘More than Football’ - in this spirit Old Boat Park aims provide facilities for the club which can be shared; diversifying local amenities.
Source: Magnus Larsson
Forgotten no more: green conquers gray as the terraced gardens hover above and connect with the Old Street tube station: a desert island turned urban oasis, a new roundabout typology.
Our proposal aims to weave a series of recreational spaces into an existing railway infrastructure, intervening carefully and creatively to impose a playful new public realm. Airspace is utilised to form an array of gardens, cafes and bars suspended over the tracks.
Source: Child Graddon Lewis Architects
Redundant and underused spaces are joined to create a bridge across a disconnected neighbourhood. A new path through a beach along the Grand Union Canal will offer a space for meeting and leisure below busy roads and traffic.
A conversion of disused public conveniences into a park cafe: the eccentric 1950s building is adapted to serve and integrate the diverse users of Hackney Downs.