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Forgotten Spaces: Proposals B – C

Proposals for Forgotten Spaces: Bank of Culture; Bees Please; Bethnal Green Babylon; Bike Shed; Blue Footprint; Bonham Garden; Bridge; Brixton Tabernacle; Bubble-Rap; Car Park; Celebration Park and Centre for Citizen Adhocracy

Forgotten Spaces is an ideas competition run by RIBA London in collaboration with Design for London. Its brief was to propose innovative ways of taking advantage of under utilized sites within the city.

Bank of Culture by Catalina Pollak, Jamie de Miguel, Ena Lloret, M. Eugenia Villafane

Source: marqa

Bank of Culture by Catalina Pollak, Jamie de Miguel, Ena Lloret, M. Eugenia Villafane

A cultural site for knowledge and leisure. The new home to the British Library. A centre for information as a physical archive engaged with the new digital era. An incubator for the social and economical development of creative industry.

Bees Please by Jason Scoot

Bees Please by Jason Scoot

Bee hives located in the King’s Cross area.

Bethnal Green Babylon by li-ma

Bethnal Green Babylon by li-ma

Historic gas holders revived as a series of tiered community gardens.

The Bike Shed by Tom Clark and Cecilia Sjoholm

Bike Shed by Tom Clark and Cecilia Sjoholm

This proposal questions existing residential cycle storage provision, while at the same time, taking advantage of a roadside location and proximity to the London Cycle Network.

Blue Footprint by Bo-kyung CHANG

Blue Footprint by Bo-kyung CHANG

A new path along the Thames between Dolphin Square and Pimlico Gardens.

Bonham Garden by Charles Barclay Architects

Source: Charles Barclay Architects

Bonham Garden by Charles Barclay Architects

A combined community garden and dedicated playground, for Bonham Estate residents on a bomb site, which has remained unused since October 1940.

Bridge by Graham Kauders and Dan Slavinsky

Source: Graham Kauders and Dan Slavinsky

Bridge by Graham Kauders and Dan Slavinsky

Creation of a temporary café/ bar and sculpture garden on top of the disused Limehouse Railway Bridge and viaduct. Reinventing the bridge as a new relaxation and entertainment space, with a unique setting commanding elevated views over the Limehouse Basin.

Brixton Tabernacle by Sarah Hackney and Stockwell Primary School Year 4

Source: Sarah Hackney

Brixton Tabernacle by Sarah Hackney and Stockwell Primary School Year 4

An urban park and event space adjoining Brixton Beach.

Bubble-Rap by SustainableBYdesign LLP

Source: SustainableBYdesign

Bubble-Rap by SustainableBYdesign LLP

A virtual storyboard streaming information through the squares, facilitating a reinvented character and functionality for each space, powered by on-site renewable energy.

Car Park by What if: projects

Source: What if

Car Park by What if: projects

What can be done with neglected spaces in housing estates? Why not offer these spaces to the local community?

Celebration Park by Eldina Begic

Celebration Park by Eldina Begic

This proposal turns an under-used park in Tower Hamlets into a social hub by introducing a 38m-long sinuous table. Inspired by land art, the table resembles a meandering path through the park, winding around trees in such a way that it blends into the land.

Centre for Citizen Adhocracy: Monument to Goldfinger (CCA:MG) by Mobile Studio

Centre for Citizen Adhocracy: Monument to Goldfinger (CCA:MG) by Mobile Studio

Through the (illegal) demolition of Goldfinger’s Grade II listed caretaker’s lodge, CCA:MG is a model for a new way to occupy unused local authority 1950-70’s building stock.

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Forgotten Spaces: All 20 shortlisted entries feature in a public exhibition at the National Theatre until 4 July www.nationaltheatre.org.uk

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