Forgotten Spaces: Proposals B – C
Proposals for Forgotten Spaces: Bank of Culture; Bees Please; Bethnal Green Babylon; Bike Shed; Blue Footprint; Bonham Garden; Bridge; Brixton Tabernacle; Bubble-Rap; Car Park; Celebration Park and Centre for Citizen Adhocracy
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.
A cultural site for knowledge and leisure. The new home to the British Library. A centre for information as a physical archive engaged with the new digital era. An incubator for the social and economical development of creative industry.
Bee hives located in the King’s Cross area.
Historic gas holders revived as a series of tiered community gardens.
This proposal questions existing residential cycle storage provision, while at the same time, taking advantage of a roadside location and proximity to the London Cycle Network.
A new path along the Thames between Dolphin Square and Pimlico Gardens.
Source: Charles Barclay Architects
A combined community garden and dedicated playground, for Bonham Estate residents on a bomb site, which has remained unused since October 1940.
Source: Graham Kauders and Dan Slavinsky
Creation of a temporary café/ bar and sculpture garden on top of the disused Limehouse Railway Bridge and viaduct. Reinventing the bridge as a new relaxation and entertainment space, with a unique setting commanding elevated views over the Limehouse Basin.
Source: Sarah Hackney
An urban park and event space adjoining Brixton Beach.
A virtual storyboard streaming information through the squares, facilitating a reinvented character and functionality for each space, powered by on-site renewable energy.
Source: What if
What can be done with neglected spaces in housing estates? Why not offer these spaces to the local community?
This proposal turns an under-used park in Tower Hamlets into a social hub by introducing a 38m-long sinuous table. Inspired by land art, the table resembles a meandering path through the park, winding around trees in such a way that it blends into the land.
Through the (illegal) demolition of Goldfinger’s Grade II listed caretaker’s lodge, CCA:MG is a model for a new way to occupy unused local authority 1950-70’s building stock.
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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