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.
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.
A proposal for a local produce exchange market in Southwark.
A proposition for a community HUB which focuses on sharing personal data through open USB ports on wall faces, which will be projected outwards.
Source: Anna Boldina
A sunny, continious 3D park above the railway, sewing three boroughs together.
Sir Giles Gilbert Scott’s iconic red telephone boxes are given new purpose for ‘call girls’ providing incidental spectacles all over London.
Source: 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.
Source: 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?
Source: Acanthus LW
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.
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.
Source: Mosaic Art
Improve your neighbourhood.
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.
Source: Yama / Kazuya Yamazaki
A forgotten Tunnel at King’s Cross Underground Station is converted into a Marathon Space for London Commuters.
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