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Forgotten Spaces: Proposals P – R

Proposals for Forgotten Spaces: Pocket Wilderness; Portobello Pop Up; Princes Circus; Projection Centre; Public Convenience; Public Toilet; Push. Pull. Play.; Queens Circus; Ravenet Arcade; rEC2; Reconnecting the Community and Regent’s Canal Towpath

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.

Pocket Wilderness by Shape Landscape and Regeneration

Source: Shape

Pocket Wilderness by Shape Landscape and Regeneration

The ‘Pocket Wilderness’ proposes a distillation of rugged upland landscapes on a small urban site; a miniature ‘great outdoors’, providing thrilling physical challenge, spectacle, and passive enjoyment, in a natural biodiverse and sustainable open space.

Portobello Pop Up by USE architects

Portobello Pop Up by USE architects

A proposal for a pop-up cinema under the Westway.

Princes Circus – From a traffic island to a public space by Space Syntax

Source: Space Syntax

Princes Circus – From a traffic island to a public space by Space Syntax

The redesign of an underperforming public urban space in Central London, based on detailed pedestrian movement surveys and a spatial accessibility analysis.

Projection Centre by The Gasholder Film Society

Projection Centre by The Gasholder Film Society

This leftover space along the canal is the perfect viewing platform for the Hackney Gasholders. As the gasholders rise, films are projected on their sides, celebrating the historic energy infrastructure through the local art community.

Public Convenience by Holly Briggs and Anthony Engi-Meacock

Public Convenience by Holly Briggs and Anthony Engi-Meacock

From sexual deviancy to sexual responsibility. An abandoned public toilet reclaimed as a sexual health clinic.

Public Toilet - Monument To The History of Immaculate Sanitation by Ju:ko Designs Ltd / Kabage+Conteh

Source: Ju:Ko Designs Ltd

Public Toilet - Monument To The History of Immaculate Sanitation by Ju:ko Designs Ltd / Kabage+Conteh

Public Toilets are a neglected part of London’s urban realm. There has been a decline in number, and a recession in the procurement of new toilets for the city. As London prepares to host the 2012 Olympic Games this project looks to restore an abandoned toilet.

Push. Pull. Play. by make:good

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Push. Pull. Play. by make:good

A set of streetscape interventions which push, pull and play with the public realm of Hoxton Street Market, to make it a place which can be truly public.

Queens Circus by Randle Siddeley Associates

Source: Randle Siddeley Associates

Queens Circus by Randle Siddeley Associates

The creation of an oasis of calm in the surrounding melee, with an interactive lighting display announcing the space as a meeting of routes, and the entrance to Battersea Park.

Ravenet Arcade by Salkild Design

Source: Salkild Design

Ravenet Arcade by Salkild Design

The restoration of neglected railway arches to create a vibrant community arts space including artisan workshops, performance space, art wall, coffee bar and a vertical garden.

rEC2 by Between-Bricks

rEC2 by Between-Bricks

Raised above street level on an old section of viaduct, rEC2 is a retreat from the dense city below. This diverse, undulating green landscape hides a small library, food market and one lane pool, providing a place for people to find space.

Reconnecting the Community by Jack Ayre

Reconnecting the Community by Jack Ayre

An abandoned railway bridge is transformed into a new library for the Waterloo community.

Regents Canal Towpath, Broadway Market Public Realm by Colin Wharry and Mayuko Kanasugi

Regent’s Canal Towpath, Broadway Market Public Realm by Colin Wharry and Mayuko Kanasugi

A landscape link, public space and city gift.

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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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