REVIEW: Forgotten Spaces 2013: Exploration Workshop: Edmonton Underpass

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On Tuesday 23rd April, RIBA and planners from Enfield Council ran a workshop for the RIBA Forgotten Spaces competition, focused on an underpass site close to Edmonton’s enormous IKEA store. After a tour of the site and a briefing from the planners, participants in two teams came up with some very creative ideas for this dark neglected space beneath the A406 and alongside the River Lee Navigation canal. The photos show there is lots of room for imagination!

The RIBA Forgotten Spaces comptetition seeks out redundent spaces across London and invites design ideas for re-use and regeneraton. For further details on the competition, including entries from previous years, see www.architecture.com/forgottenspaces.

Henrietta Billings.

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