As clocks ticked on and people went about their daily business, some London areas were forgotten and left to fend for themselves. Fortunately the Forgotten Spaces Project have stepped in with an ambition to resurrect a series of London’s disused and abandoned areas and restore them into public gems for all the enjoy.
The competition has received 147 proposal ideas, including the abandoned Aldwych tube station transformed into a public bath facility with a connection to the Thames at Victoria Embankment. For the cyclists of London, help will never be far from hand if the proposal to convert many of the cities red telephone boxes into bike repair kiosks comes to fruition.
With any luck we could see Bromley by Bow’s decommissioned gas holders become a zoo and fishery.
Who knows, one day you might find yourself with a drink in hand at BT Tower if plans to turn six floors of its floors into an event space get off the ground.
The initiative is partnered by the Mayor of London, developer Qatari Diar and Ordnance Survey and the results will be showcased in a public exhibition at Somerset House in October. For more info, see architecture.com.