Forgotten Spaces 2011 shortlisted: Block Extension by AP+E
[Tower Hamlets] Inhabiting and activating the forgotten rooftops of East London’s Council Blocks
We propose to utilize the latent potential of these towers and their unique position within the city. By inhabiting their roofs we can make use of the open space, exposure and the spectacular views.
This partnership would help maintain upkeep on the existing shared communal areas
Lightweight structures placed on the rooftops can easily accommodate a community centre, which could be used for meetings, education and even weddings. A private restaurant/bar would share the space to ensure a mix of activity and make financing of the project feasible.
This public-privately funded partnership would help maintain upkeep on the existing shared communal areas and upgrade the blank gables giving back to the existing residents.