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Forgotten Spaces 2011: Proposals M – P

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 by Rachel Shotliff

Meanderings by Rachel Shotliff

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.

Mildmay Park by Tom Kay

Mildmay Park by Tom Kay

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.

Mum and Dad's Tea House Retreat by Charles Edward Kennett

Source: Charles Edward Kennett

Mum and Dad’s Tea House Retreat by 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.

The Memory Machine by Darunee Terdtoontaveedej

The Memory Machine by Darunee Terdtoontaveedej

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 by Jens Kongstad Olesen

New Istanbul by Jens Kongstad Olesen

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 by Sam Gable and Ben Riddell

Nonsuch Place by Sam Gable and Ben Riddel

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.

Objet D'art Vu by Joseph Frame

Objet D’art Vu by Joseph Frame

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.

Old Boat Park by Studio aki (Sarah Akigbogun)

Old Boat Park by Studio aki (Sarah Akigbogun)

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.

Old Street Moundabout by Magnus Larsson and Alex Kaiser

Source: Magnus Larsson

Old Street Moundabout by Magnus Larsson and Alex Kaiser

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.

Paddington Lanterns by Peter Sagar and Philip Turner

Paddington Lanterns by Peter Sagar and Philip Turner

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.

Paddington Sands by Child Graddon Lewis Architects and CityWest Homes

Source: Child Graddon Lewis Architects

Paddington Sands by Child Graddon Lewis Architects and CityWest Homes

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.

Park Caf by Lisa Shell Architects

Park Caf by Lisa Shell Architects

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.  

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