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Forgotten Spaces: Proposals I – L

Proposals for Forgotten Spaces: Ifield Play House; Incubator; Immersion; Inhabited 3D Park; K2 4AL; Kops Mead; LifeCycle Park; Lignin Chain; Limehouse Quarter; Limpsfield Avenue; Linked Spaces; London Tube Marathon and London-On-Sea

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.

Ifield Play House by Jinmi Lee and Youngkil Song

Ifield Play House by Jinmi Lee and Youngkil Song

This unusual void in the middle of a densely populated residential area in RBKC was initially created by bombing during the WWII. This proposal aims at converting the unused playground on the site into the play-house which supports the Earls Court Youth Club.

Incubator by Mihir Benodekar and Jonathan Orlek

Incubator by Mihir Benodekar and Jonathan Orlek

A proposal for a local produce exchange market in Southwark.

Immersion by Ibrahim Rajah and Adeel Adrees

Immersion by Ibrahim Rajah and Adeel Adrees

A proposition for a community HUB which focuses on sharing personal data through open USB ports on wall faces, which will be projected outwards.

Inhabited 3D Park by Anna Boldina

Source: Anna Boldina

Inhabited 3D Park by Anna Boldina

A sunny, continious 3D park above the railway, sewing three boroughs together.

K2 4AL by Anny Day

K2 4AL by Anny Day

Sir Giles Gilbert Scott’s iconic red telephone boxes are given new purpose for ‘call girls’ providing incidental spectacles all over London.

Kops Mead by Exterior Architecture

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Kops Mead by Exterior Architecture

Reconnecting a place of production (Kops Brewery) with it’s natural setting (a river meadow) in a heavily urbanised area with a community deprived of green and productive space, adjacent to a very busy supermarket carpark.

LifeCycle Park: Responding to Suburban Evolution by We Heart the Suburbs

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LifeCycle Park: Responding to Suburban Evolution by We Heart the Suburbs

This proposal considers the fate of the suburbs in response to the looming threat of peak oil. In a territory where everyday culture depends entirely on the consumption of limited resources, how will suburbanites adapt to a new era of conservation?

Lignin Chain by Acanthus LW

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Lignin Chain by Acanthus LW (Andrew Postings, Agnieszka Ryglowska, Teresa Kokot, Carmelo Arancon, David Westgarth)

A framework for a hidden river, which allows individual metameric interventions to be developed and created by locals, and interested parties, to provide required and useful spaces for locals.

Limehouse Quarter by Martin Steele

Limehouse Quarter by Martin Steele

The creation of a temporary café/bar and sculpture garden on top of the disused Limehouse Railway Bridge and viaduct. The new relaxation and entertainment space sits within a unique setting, commanding elevated views over the Limehouse Basin and the River Thames.

Limpsfield Avenue by Mosaic Art and Grahame Herbert

Source: Mosaic Art

Limpsfield Avenue by Mosaic Art and Grahame Herbert

Improve your neighbourhood.

Linked Spaces by Colin O'Sullivan and Stefanie Rhodes

Linked Spaces by Colin O’Sullivan and Stefanie Rhodes

Using spaces left over after planning, disused railway sidings and under-utilised green spaces this scheme will provide local community resources such as workshop spaces, tool hire points and a mobile library.

London Tube Marathon at King’s Cross Underground Station by Yama / Kazuya Yamazaki

Source: Yama / Kazuya Yamazaki

London Tube Marathon at King’s Cross Underground Station by Yama / Kazuya Yamazaki

A forgotten Tunnel at King’s Cross Underground Station is converted into a Marathon Space for London Commuters.

London-On-Sea by Patrick Graham, Matthew Hayhurst and Archie Fishlock

London-On-Sea by Patrick Graham, Matthew Hayhurst and Archie Fishlock

Rejuvenating London’s tidal Thames to become a river-side resort in the heart of the city.

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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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