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Forgotten Spaces: Proposals T – U

Proposals for Forgotten Spaces: Three Mills Thermals: Tilth to Table; Tower Hide; Trailblazing; Under Change; Underground Overgrowth; Union Green; Urban Gardens and Urban Suture

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.

Three Mills Thermals by We Made That

Source: We Made That

Three Mills Thermals by We Made That

A pop-up thermal spa to create a surprising public space for the residents of Newham, old and new, to enjoy together.

Tilth to Table by Annabel Brown Architects

Source: Annabel Brown Architects

Tilth to Table by Annabel Brown Architects

Floating allotments and sheds on lighter vessels, on the Thames, with Dry Docks converted into a floating theatre, cinema or play space.

Tower Hide by Matt Rollings and Chris Toland

Source: Matt Rollings and Chris Toland

Tower Hide by Matt Rollings and Chris Toland

Tower Hide aims to improve an existing viewing area of the Tower of London making it accessible for all visitors in any weather. Additionally a new pedestrian bridge will provide a convenient link between Tower Hide and the entrance to the Tower of London.

Trailblazing by Michael Laviano

Trailblazing by Michael Laviano

Trailblazing proposes to animate the forgotten spaces of London, by forming energetic links between prime destinations. In so doing it celebrates the idiosyncratic nature, which makes London so unique.

Under Change by atelie*r architecture + design

Under Change by atelie*r architecture + design

A reinterpretation of the Agora for the city’s constant cultural exchanges.

Underground Overgrowth: The Hanging Gardens of Bayswater by Nick Cross Architects and Squint Opera

Source: Nick Cross Architects

Underground Overgrowth: The Hanging Gardens of Bayswater by Nick Cross Architects and Squint Opera

A new landscape for food cultivation over a redundant steam train vent on the Circle Line.

Union Green by Erica Jong, Dagmar Binsted and Stephen Ware

Source: Erica Jong Architects

Union Green by Erica Jong, Dagmar Binsted and Stephen Ware

A sculptural green that provides a greener, safer and cleaner communal space, which has a sense of local identity. It will also encompasses facilities such as an art gallery, café, outdoor entertainment and allotments, to promote local interactions and artworks.

Urban Gardens by Nottingham University / Year 2 / Unit 3 (Tamsin Bright, Hannah Danks, Kathryn Edwards, Rebecca Robinson, Chloe Stanton)GesaSchenkNottinghamUni.jpg

Urban Gardens by Nottingham University / Year 2 / Unit 3 (Tamsin Bright, Hannah Danks, Kathryn Edwards, Rebecca Robinson, Chloe Stanton)

There is a noticeable lack of green space in Shoreditch to stop, relax, think or simply enjoy some lunch in the sunshine. This project offers a sequence of green public spaces, providing an escape from the hectic pace of city life.

Urban Suture by Ryan McLoughlin and Chris Pendrich

Source: Ryan McLoughlin and Chris Pendrich

Urban Suture by Ryan McLoughlin and Chris Pendrich

The corten steel stage invites the community to interpret and engage with the freedom and uncertainty inherent in these forgotten spaces. The stage is one of a series of temporary pavilions, which link urban voids along the Regent’s Canal.

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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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