Proposals for Forgotten Spaces: Fuel Lands Market Pavilion; Fun Marquee; Great Triffid; Greenwich Jetty Islands; Grow Boat; Growing Convenience; The Heart; Hoborn Tramblas; Holland Park Roundabout; Homerton Centre and Hoxton Exchange
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.
An allotment grower’s market pavilion and education base for Coldfall Wood.
The Fun Marquee is meant to enable a variety of activities and allow for quick mounting and dismounting. During events requiring a quiet environment and privacy, PVC air columns act as a sound barrier from the traffic outside and provide a quiet atmosphere.
Source: aberrant architecture
The Great Triffid re-imagines the V&A museum’s grand staircase as a vertical village for creative flexible workers.
The idea was to naturally regenerate the river foreshore using industrial structures and jetties as the framework to create a system of natural islands, promontories and bays. Jetties would provide public access to view the river and the wildlife.
Source: LOOP ARCHITECTURE
Want to grow your food own but don’t have the skills yet? Our ‘Grow Boat’ travels the canal network, stopping at schools and accessible areas for all, giving fun demonstrations of how to grow your own and dig for victory!
Source: Llowarch Llowarch Architects
A garden for urbanites - to give people with no gardens the chance to nurture a green space, and enhance the appearance for the benefit of the local area; to be placed over the disused Ladies and Gents toilets to take advantage of their unique highly visible loactions.
This design proposes a vertical garden for the local residents of Clerkenwell. An existing car park is relocated underground and the ground swells up at street level to house a cafe and organic market. The gardens are housed in container sized glass pods which are stacked and staggered to allow light to filter through.
This proposal aims to revive the heart of Willesden Green by creating an active frontage to the Willesden Green Library Centre by re-designing the surrounding public open space. The space will provide local residents with a place to meet, socialise and interact.
Proposal to create a linear sequence of verdant sculpture courts using the disused Kingsway tram entrance ramp and subway, with punctured openings connecting to street level.
This scheme changes the character of the intersection from a restricted access auto-oriented roundabout, to an urban boulevard human scale intersection.
A piazza situated in the heart of Homerton providing a gallery, a cafe, and a market.
A new take on the labour exchange, highlighting the problems of vacancy and redundancy in East London.
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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