PRACTICE Urban Revitalization, Adaptive Re-use
LONDON-SOUTHWARK – IN-BETWEEN-CITIES
The proposal is both image and instrument for the urban debate, flexible enough to adapt to changing parameters but still acting as an urban icon and impulse to the civic discussion, a field for the debate on the site‘s future. All spaces are programmatically open; usage-neutrality is a key parameter. It is a conglomerate, which by means of different structures, depths and situations, by various accessions and spatial relations offers multiple ways of appropriation. It invites a proximity of commercial and social functions, of leisure, work and inhabitation. The volumes are two ‘Big Simplifiers’, wrapped in screen-like hulls to homogenise their complexity.