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Forgotten Spaces London - Wandsworth and Westminster

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Jetties, roof gardens and brewing classes, all the Forgotten Spaces London 2013 entries for Wandsworth and Westminster

Back On Track by ARCH-angels Architects Ltd

Back On Track

The Ravenet regeneration scheme ‘Back on Track’ will create an urban intervention within the Ravenet underpass with the aim of delivering to the community the full potential of the space within.


Bike Station by One-world design architects, Chris Medland, Richard Arnold, Ross Kelly

Bike Station

Bike Station Wandsworth will provide a cycle hub at the heart of the town centre providing a home for ‘Boris Bikes’, a cycling equipment retail outlet, a cafe, conveniences and a secure parking lot for bikes.Wandsworth

Centre For Forgotten Beer by John Thompson

Centre For Forgotten Beer

Brewing class at the Centre for Forgotten Beer. The Centre is dedicated to lost London beers, bringing forgotten flavours back to the city once famous for them.


Framing History by Moinak Basu, Akin Lisk-Carew, Laura Ferguson, Duncan Pritchard and Mariam El-Sayed


The glowing portal draws you, filling you with Wandsworth’s history and heritage. Walking through it, you are surrounded by plants, birds, bees and butterflies. Suddenly your feet leave the ground, you walk above them, across the Wandle towards the stables.


Kiosk Park by McAvoy Contracts Ltd: Daithi O’ Troithigh, Linda Doyle and Noel McAvoy

Kiosk Park

The aim for this south-facing kiosk park is to create a hub for the Wandsworth community; harness retail potential, provide an oasis from the busy high-street, connect with the River Wandle and promote the opportunity for an intimate social/event space.


The Rock by Tim Sanderson


The Rock is currently an underused island of bricks and concrete. This proposal seeks to engage with the busy high street while offering the calm of a permeable walled garden by creating more intimate spaces to engage with the landscape.


Wandle Jetty by Broomheads Homemade

Wandle Jetty

The Wandle Jetty reconnects a forgotten space in Wandsworth with the often overlooked River Wandle. The project encourages people to engage with the river and its wildlife.


Modularity - Six Scenarios One Solution by Seton Wakenshaw, Lucy Marlor and David Dalziel

Modularity - Six Scenarios One Solution

The Modularity project integrates the lost elements of neighbourhood and community, within our cities, into a design proposal which recognises the need to identify and develop underused urban spaces to create respite from the town or city.


Aldwych Baths by Charlotte Tamplin, Charlotte Marshall and Kate Stevens

Aldwych Baths

Aldwych Baths will provide a public baths facility within Aldwych station that connects the Strand to the Thames. A unique identity for Holborn will be created by offering a historically rich, tranquil and stimulating environment, challenging perceptions of underground spaces.


Fountain of Light by 4 Thought Design Stephen Mugford, Caroline Grimshaw and Emerald Grimshaw of Crystal Grimshaw Consultants, The Botanical Gardener; Lighting Force

Fountain of Light

The ‘Fountain of Light’ is a playful, elegant solution to a tiny discarded area. It will provide a novel vertical garden and fountain - replacing an eyesore with an icon.


Herb Oasis by Tek-Nik Ding

Herb Oasis

The herbaceous oasis acts as transitional space for shoppers to pause and reflect. The garden uses scent as a point of association. A strong sense of smells can often act as a memory or a reflection to something.


In The Canopy by Studio McLeod: Duncan McLeod, Sarah Edwards and Annikki Mair

In The Canopy

Inspired by traditional cherry picking ladders, our elevated chairs within London’s trees offer an escape from street level to the forgotten spaces of the tree canopy, to enjoy a different view of the city and reconnect with the child within.


K_[ONNECT] by Ian Flood and Dan O’Keeffe


Our proposal seeks to create spaces aimed at encouraging face-to-face communication and interaction. This will occur in the spaces above red phone boxes, which have long been forgotten as a means of communication and have primarily become a tourist attraction.


On Their Marks … by Nick Bastow, Nick Heyward and Rachel Raine

On Their Marks ...

On Their Marks … a rediscovery of the temporary venues of the 2012 London Olympics by following in the footsteps of Olympians thus creating a lasting legacy of events connected to forgotten spaces.


The Garden by Philip Wells - DesignBox

The Garden

London is short of space, but there is a wealth of flat roof-scape, which can be creatively transformed to provide a variety of positive contributions to the city. These proposals show one example: A roof garden oasis at the RIBA.





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