RTPI London is pleased to be a supporter of RIBA London’s Forgotten Spaces 2013 competition.
Tonight saw the launch of the exhibition of the 26 shortlisted schemes at the prestigious Somerset House venue. Fitting with the ‘forgotten spaces’ theme, the exhibition can be found in the ‘lightwells and deadhouse’ part of Somerset House in the south wing, providing an atmospheric setting for the multidisciplinary teams to showcase their work.
The exhibition features 26 innovative propositions to renovate a series of London’s disused and abandoned spaces which restore them into public attractions for all to enjoy. They include proposals for a zoo in the decommissioned gas holders at Bromley by Bow, an events space on floors 24 – 30 (the satellite platforms) of the iconic BT Tower, a public pool in a disused tube station at Aldwych and the revival of the forgotten River Fleet at St Pancras Gardens.
The 1st prize of £5,000 went to the ‘Fleeting Memories’ project by designer ‘4orm’ which resurrects the River Fleet as it flows past St Pancras Old Church and Gardens. The 2nd prize of £2,000 went to the ‘Aquadocks’ project by Studio Pink and 3rd prize of £1,000 went to the ‘Silvertown Brewey’ project by Chris Allen, Marcus Andren and Michael Gyi. Full details can be found on the RIBA London website.
The RIBA London Forgotten Spaces project is partnered by Qatari Diar, Ordnance Survey and the Mayor of London and is supported by RTPI London and the Landscape Institute. The Architects’ Journal is Media Partner.