Proposals for Forgotten Spaces 2011: Brunel’s Cafe; The Bird House at No 60 1/2; Bloomsbury Arts Exchange; Camden Town Elevated Parkway; Cathedral to Alchemy; Centrepiece; Churchill Gardens Waterfront; Crystal Hill; The City of Fundon; The Co-Op Pub; The Curve
Brunel’s café will offer inhabitants of the greater London community some of the most stunning views of the capital and the unique experience of eating and drinking in the middle of the Thames.
Modelled on the anatomy of the adjoining terraces, The Bird House at No. 60 1/2 is a half-masonry, half-mesh house for an extended family of wild, domestic and agricultural birds.
Source: Amy Leedham
With a diverse mix of studio, rehearsal, performance and exhibition spaces, the Bloomsbury Arts Exchange charges the existing context with an exciting venue for artists and the public alike.
Source: Turley Associates
Camden Town Elevated Parkway is a community garden and park, incorporating urban agriculture, a community centre and glasshouse, artist studio pods, a contemplative orchard and multi-functional public space - ‘Sickert Square’.
The project identifies the value of the London Bus as the source of metal fuel. Inspired through alchemy, decommissioned buses are processed in a series of raised chambers constructed out of reclaimed bus components.
Forgotten Space - busy, but neglected underpass under active roundabout. Proposition - big aquarium with small cafes surrounding it. Enlivening the area, welcoming a residential interaction.
Source: Baily Garner LLP
The forgotten Embankment is transformed by a Floating Park, on pontoons, connected to the Churchill Gardens Estate and Pimlico, by a bridge and viewing platform across the busy Grosvenor Road.
A crystal hill rises gently from the land as an iconic landscape with grasslands, running water, flowing wind and sunshine, together with varied shops, forming an elegant oasis regionally.
Source: Harry Dobbs Design
We invite you to the ‘City of Fundon’, where the Big City Chairs unfurl each weekend to transform the square mile’s empty and forgotten streets into an exciting destination for family fun, events, performances and play.
The scheme proposed is a local community pub with associated microbrewery and hop and barley beer garden on the disused railway spur and platforms above.
Source: What if: projects Ltd
The Limehouse Curve is an elevated section of disused railway that provides a precious green open space that serves both the public and the local community.