Proposals for Forgotten Spaces: Chiswick Roundabout; Citar; City Road Hall; Claremont Square Reservoir; Coldfall Wildlife Corridors; Concrete Island; Connecting Camley Street; Creekside Arcade; Crystal Palace Market Square; Crystal Ship; Dalston Media Centre; Dalston Roof Park and Displaced Community Archive
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: Studio Wuf!
Ornamental woodland and flyover arts space at the centre of the Chiswick roundabout.
A flexible communal space in Whitechapel.
Source: Simon Knight
City Road Tube Station was for a short while a transitory meeting place open to all members of society and this proposal has a similar function; taking on the typology of the village hall and adapting it for the city.
A proposal to uncover Victorian ingenuity.
A lattice of wildlife corridors is created out of a network of disused council estate back lanes.
Source: Giles Smith
A traffic island on the busy thoroughfare of Old Street is transformed into a family friendly cafe.
Connecting Camley Street weaves together the local food growing initiatives that are beginning to sprout along the street; the community scale anaerobic digested is the backbone for this innovative urban agriculture strategy, while creating local employment.
The Creekside Arcade steps in profile providing a south facing terraced block of residential units and a north facing block of office/ studio accommodation all with views across the Creek.
Source: 31/44 Architects
The proposal provides a central market square for Crystal Palace to host commercial, social and cultural life.
Source: TheStudio Orange
Redevelopment of a disused public toilet into subterranean café, highlighted with a reed fence and ever-changing light reflected off its crystal form.
Source: Zector Architects
Dalston Media Station for interaction between London and rest of the World.
Source: Zector Architects
Providing open space for the public (as well as current tenants) to learn, play and enjoy spectacular views across town. The roof park aims to re-connect with the community at a new level and to contribute towards local life and the future of Dalston.
Source: Peter Watkins
The Archive for Displaced Communities seeks to offer the established members of a community, both past and present, an opportunity to physically record their personal histories and memories.
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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