Proposals for Forgotten Spaces 2011: Parkland Walk Gateway; ParkOur; Passage - A Space for Interactive Memorial; Pause under the Westway; Pedley Street Platform Farm; Performing Arches; Pilgrim Ferry; Play and Grow; Re-Centre; RE:Fuel/Cycle; Reclaimed Compositions; Regent’s Canal
Source: Stanton Williams
The proposal provides a flexible public space that acknowledges the rich history railway-related history of the site. The ‘memory’ of a platform remains as a pedestrianised podium with deeply carved seams of wild flowers and birch trees.
Freeplay, imagination, adventure: Parkour hits Tower Hamlets. This active, urban playground responds to a community wishing for an open space and activity area for young people.
Forgotten crypts beneath St. Johns Church are restored and expanded to create a contemplative passage where visitors can post their own memorials, navigate to online memorials and view those posted by others.
Giving use next to and under the A40 dual-carriageway, Pause under the Westway creates alternative access through a cycle ramp, an illuminated folded landscape, café, workshop and map archive, encouraging users to slow down the hectic pace of their London lives.
Pedley Street Platform Farm represents an intervention in the urban landscape, which re-establishes old routes across the city. The platforms will provide opportunities for employment, engagement and a source of local produce.
Source: ZODA Architects
‘The Performing Arches’ celebrate the structure and monumentality of the railway viaducts, and make them the focal point for the surrounding community, as places for performance and enjoyment.
Source: What if: projects Ltd
The proposed ferry connection between Erith and Rainham is closing the missing link of the London Loop. Two gleaming white landmarks on the north and south side of the Thames Estuary render the new ferry stops visible from the distance and provide stunning views over this coastal landscape.
Utilizing the space created by a 1980’s addition to the Barbican this project proposes a combined nursery, pre-school and a series of conservatory greenhouses for resident use under a new roof canopy.
Outside of business hours The City becomes an urban playground with life and energy bought back to the streets.
View from living billboards: Cycle/Recycle. Visitors are able to buy/tend crops produced from composted nearby wastes as they enter/exit the various pedestrian and cycle ramps, overlooking the cycle park/hire under rooftop refreshments connected by a gramotunnel.
Reclaimed Compositions is established in the re-usage of reclaimed building material in creating a legacy that is passed on from one architectural generation to the next.
Opening up Regent’s Canal, providing walkways and using the canal as a floating market selling local produce. Canoes and pedaloes for hire from the old Lock Keeper’s Cottage, with tuck shop.