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Forgotten Spaces: Proposals F – H

Proposals for Forgotten Spaces: Fuel Lands Market Pavilion; Fun Marquee; Great Triffid; Greenwich Jetty Islands; Grow Boat; Growing Convenience; The Heart; Hoborn Tramblas; Holland Park Roundabout; Homerton Centre and Hoxton Exchange

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.

Fuel Lands Market Pavilion by Assemblage – Peter Besley

Source: Assemblage

Fuel Lands Market Pavilion by Assemblage – Peter Besley

An allotment grower’s market pavilion and education base for Coldfall Wood.

Fun Marquee by Smal and Partners

Fun Marquee by Smal and Partners

The Fun Marquee is meant to enable a variety of activities and allow for quick mounting and dismounting. During events requiring a quiet environment and privacy, PVC air columns act as a sound barrier from the traffic outside and provide a quiet atmosphere.

Great Triffid by the Great Triffid

Source: aberrant architecture

Great Triffid by the Great Triffid

The Great Triffid re-imagines the V&A museum’s grand staircase as a vertical village for creative flexible workers.

Greenwich Jetty Islands by Jason Malyan and Nick Udal

Greenwich Jetty Islands by Jason Malyan and Nick Udal

The idea was to naturally regenerate the river foreshore using industrial structures and jetties as the framework to create a system of natural islands, promontories and bays. Jetties would provide public access to view the river and the wildlife.

Grow Boat by LOOP ARCHITECTURE

Source: LOOP ARCHITECTURE

Grow Boat by LOOP ARCHITECTURE

Want to grow your food own but don’t have the skills yet? Our ‘Grow Boat’ travels the canal network, stopping at schools and accessible areas for all, giving fun demonstrations of how to grow your own and dig for victory!

Growing Convenience by Llowarch Llowarch Architects

Source: Llowarch Llowarch Architects

Growing Convenience by Llowarch Llowarch Architects

A garden for urbanites - to give people with no gardens the chance to nurture a green space, and enhance the appearance for the benefit of the local area; to be placed over the disused Ladies and Gents toilets to take advantage of their unique highly visible loactions.

Grow Your Own by Sam Macalister

Grow Your Own by Sam Macalister

This design proposes a vertical garden for the local residents of Clerkenwell. An existing car park is relocated underground and the ground swells up at street level to house a cafe and organic market. The gardens are housed in container sized glass pods which are stacked and staggered to allow light to filter through.

Heart by Ranjit Matharu and Andrew Kay - University of Greenwich

The Heart by Ranjit Matharu and Andrew Kay - University of Greenwich

This proposal aims to revive the heart of Willesden Green by creating an active frontage to the Willesden Green Library Centre by re-designing the surrounding public open space. The space will provide local residents with a place to meet, socialise and interact.

Hoborn Tramblas by Simon Dawson, Chau Lee, Lauren Thompson and Andy Singleton

The Hoborn Tramblas by Simon Dawson, Chau Lee, Lauren Thompson and Andy Singleton

Proposal to create a linear sequence of verdant sculpture courts using the disused Kingsway tram entrance ramp and subway, with punctured openings connecting to street level.

Holland Park Roundabout by Samantha Singer

Holland Park Roundabout by Samantha Singer

This scheme changes the character of the intersection from a restricted access auto-oriented roundabout, to an urban boulevard human scale intersection.

Homerton Centre by Lilia Rossi and Stamatis Zografos

Homerton Centre by Lilia Rossi and Stamatis Zografos

A piazza situated in the heart of Homerton providing a gallery, a cafe, and a market.

Hoxton Exchange by James Perry and Claire Harper

The Hoxton Exchange by James Perry and Claire Harper

A new take on the labour exchange, highlighting the problems of vacancy and redundancy in East London.

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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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