Proposals for Forgotten Spaces 2011: Greene Street; Greenland Beach; The Great Eastern Wilderness; The Grotto a Living Archive; Hanging Garden; Hanway’s Umbrellas; Hey! This is Heaven; High Tide Street; History His Story; Hogarth Eyot; The Hare and The Tortoise
A Common is being reinstated on Greene Street. The Hub is a central focus for urban farming, providing support for locals for all parts of agricultural activity: learning, trading, processing, and meeting.
Greenland Beach: An urban beach in Surrey Quays with a view of Canary Wharf that includes green spaces, bars, sand zones and a swimming pool floating on the Thames.
Source: Untitled Space
The Great Eastern Wilderness explores our fascination with ruins and dereliction. The subtle interventions amplify the decay and uncertainty to encourage new users to continually redefine the spaces through visual expression and experimentation.
The Grotto: A Living Archive aims at creating an interactive recording and listening organism for the community, as well as a space of contemplation and engagement with local histories.
Source: B U Architects
Hanging Garden proposal showing how a primary school could transform and start teaching young generation about currently serious issues of ‘climate change’ and ‘global warming’ through playful and enjoyable gardening.
Is it necessary to hand over the site to developers, or can we open it up to the inhabitants and see what happens?
Touching all of the senses, not only does it look different from a street or park, but also smell, taste, sound and feel different.Enhancing an otherworldly sensation.
We propose a LIDO in the unlikely location of the Heygate Estate’s sunken ballcourt, with swimmers diving off grafitti tagged walls and bathing in the dappled sunlight.
Source: James Gardener
A unique inhabitable bridge for East London floats between North and South Woolwich, shifting with the rhythm of the Tidal Thames, providing new connections and communities for London’s main artery.
A project that responds to the community and aims to reclaim the space for a new purpose. The Orangery at the heart of the proposal, which meets new spaces.
The Hogarth Eyot - a generous new public space to re-connect Chiswick to the Thames, across the barrier of the Great West Road.