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Forgotten Spaces: Proposals C – D

Proposals for Forgotten Spaces: Chiswick Roundabout; Citar; City Road Hall; Claremont Square Reservoir; Coldfall Wildlife Corridors; Concrete Island; Connecting Camley Street; Creekside Arcade; Crystal Palace Market Square; Crystal Ship; Dalston Media Centre; Dalston Roof Park and Displaced Community Archive

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.

Chiswick Roundabout by Studio Wuf!

Source: Studio Wuf!

Chiswick Roundabout by Studio Wuf!

Ornamental woodland and flyover arts space at the centre of the Chiswick roundabout.

Citar by Erlend Skjeseth - Architectural Association

Citar by Erlend Skjeseth - Architectural Association

A flexible communal space in Whitechapel.

City Road Hall by Ian Emmerson and Simon Knight

Source: Simon Knight

City Road Hall by Ian Emmerson and Simon Knight

City Road Tube Station was for a short while a transitory meeting place open to all members of society and this proposal has a similar function; taking on the typology of the village hall and adapting it for the city.

Claremont Square Reservoir by Kennedy Twaddle

Source: kennedytwaddle

Claremont Square Reservoir by kennedytwaddle

A proposal to uncover Victorian ingenuity.

Coldfall Wildlife Corridors by Assemblage – Hannah Corlett

Source: Assemblage

Coldfall Wildlife Corridors by Assemblage – Hannah Corlett

A lattice of wildlife corridors is created out of a network of disused council estate back lanes.

Concrete Island by Giles Smith

Source: Giles Smith

Concrete Island by Giles Smith

A traffic island on the busy thoroughfare of Old Street is transformed into a family friendly cafe.

Connecting Camley Street by Anne-Laure Carruth and Alex Smith

Connecting Camley Street by Anne-Laure Carruth and Alex Smith

Connecting Camley Street weaves together the local food growing initiatives that are beginning to sprout along the street; the community scale anaerobic digested is the backbone for this innovative urban agriculture strategy, while creating local employment.

Creekside_ArcadeNik_Hilton.jpeg

Source: Design4D

Creekside Arcade by Nik Hilton

The Creekside Arcade steps in profile providing a south facing terraced block of residential units and a north facing block of office/ studio accommodation all with views across the Creek.

Crystal Palace Market Square by 31/44 Architects

Source: 31/44 Architects

Crystal Palace Market Square by 31/44 Architects

The proposal provides a central market square for Crystal Palace to host commercial, social and cultural life.

The Crystal Ship by TheStudio Orange

Source: TheStudio Orange

The Crystal Ship by TheStudio Orange

Redevelopment of a disused public toilet into subterranean café, highlighted with a reed fence and ever-changing light reflected off its crystal form.

Dalston Media Centre by Nicola Desiderio

Source: Zector Architects

Dalston Media Centre by Nicola Desiderio

Dalston Media Station for interaction between London and rest of the World.

Dalston Roof Park by Norbert Kling, Paola Mollica, and Robert Pyecroft-Rainbow

Source: Zector Architects

Dalston Roof Park by Carsten Jungfer, Norbert Kling, Paola Mollica, and Robert Pyecroft-Rainbow

Providing open space for the public (as well as current tenants) to learn, play and enjoy spectacular views across town. The roof park aims to re-connect with the community at a new level and to contribute towards local life and the future of Dalston.

Displaced Community Archive by Peter Watkins

Source: Peter Watkins

Displaced Community Archive by Peter Watkins

The Archive for Displaced Communities seeks to offer the established members of a community, both past and present, an opportunity to physically record their personal histories and memories. 

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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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