Proposals for Forgotten Spaces: Three Mills Thermals: Tilth to Table; Tower Hide; Trailblazing; Under Change; Underground Overgrowth; Union Green; Urban Gardens and Urban Suture
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.
Source: We Made That
A pop-up thermal spa to create a surprising public space for the residents of Newham, old and new, to enjoy together.
Source: Annabel Brown Architects
Floating allotments and sheds on lighter vessels, on the Thames, with Dry Docks converted into a floating theatre, cinema or play space.
Source: Matt Rollings and Chris Toland
Tower Hide aims to improve an existing viewing area of the Tower of London making it accessible for all visitors in any weather. Additionally a new pedestrian bridge will provide a convenient link between Tower Hide and the entrance to the Tower of London.
Trailblazing proposes to animate the forgotten spaces of London, by forming energetic links between prime destinations. In so doing it celebrates the idiosyncratic nature, which makes London so unique.
A reinterpretation of the Agora for the city’s constant cultural exchanges.
Source: Nick Cross Architects
A new landscape for food cultivation over a redundant steam train vent on the Circle Line.
Source: Erica Jong Architects
A sculptural green that provides a greener, safer and cleaner communal space, which has a sense of local identity. It will also encompasses facilities such as an art gallery, café, outdoor entertainment and allotments, to promote local interactions and artworks.
There is a noticeable lack of green space in Shoreditch to stop, relax, think or simply enjoy some lunch in the sunshine. This project offers a sequence of green public spaces, providing an escape from the hectic pace of city life.
The corten steel stage invites the community to interpret and engage with the freedom and uncertainty inherent in these forgotten spaces. The stage is one of a series of temporary pavilions, which link urban voids along the Regent’s Canal.
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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