Following on from and developing further their Urban Strategies, 1st year MArch students developed a building proposal for Tottenham Hale. Below are the final boards. These were supplemented by booklets which detailed the project’s Design and Technical Strategies.
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Tania Geta & Kat Skrucha- “Industrial Valley”
This project is aiming to find a common ground [literally] for all key aspects of city life: work, life, trade and cooperation. The proposed building model will create an environment for sharing knowledge and skills that will empower individuals to contribute in building resilient economy. Land retrieved throughout this sort of arrangement can serve all residents, workers and visitors as common recreational area and link green spaces within building blocks with park area. The presented master plan entirely prioritises pedestrian and cyclists movement over vehicles [which are to provide services rather than a form of transportation]. The current regeneration plan for Tottenham foresees new £400m stadium, franchise shops, 10,000 new homes, hotels and supermarkets. Our proposal is an alternative for this in- vestment. It uses the public money and pension funds, already allocated for the area, to finance the implementation. This solution would celebrate British industrial heritage, and manifest importance of close collaboration and interdependency of different trades and crafts.
Luke Jerome- “Cannon Street Jersey Fabrics”
Tai Kian Min- “Myco-rimediation”
This project endeavours to create a strategic framework to explore the ideas of mycelium and 3D printing as a catalyst to inspire the industry to rethink the way products are made, to remediate the way the economy should run, allowing the act of commoning to be taken place among industrial actors, local communities and the public. The primary programme is to create an open source cleaner production facility with the main idea of industrial ecology and at the same time providing access to the public with the common rights of assets, resources and space.
Konstantinos Lerias & Orestis Michelakis- “Commonstruction”
Nikolaos Theodoros Stagkos- “Symbiotic Growth & Research Network”
Within a masterplan strategy for industrial symbiosis, a building scheme derives with educational, industrial, and economic and environmental components and a public square. A Symbiotic Growth and Research Network is formulated to run the scheme. The building proposal, is a knowledge hub, a prototype and testing centre, the Hub of the industrial symbiosis. It contains energy production and recycling processes, educational spaces, open source and private laboratories, as well as an open market for urban farming products. It is about community and science coming together under a knowledge hub. Educational and research programs are run under the same volume, in the centre of the building, with an industrial spectacle taking place within the same space and economic activities on ground level, turning the hub into a learning, industrial and economic node.
Jamie Dewdney- “The Vertical Learning Cycle initiative”
This urban strategy was to use an existing and popular infrastructure to enhance job opportunities and improve green infrastructure to the area of Tottenham. The idea was to create a cycling hub for London by clustering start up and large businesses, cycle workshops, cycle learning areas and mixed us developments along with improved cycle routes
Ian Tan Jun Feng- “Tottenham Cycling Hub”
This project of Tottenham Hale seek to test and explore this strategy in bringing cycling into Tottenham Hale. It will do this in implementing a cycling hub for the cyclist and non-cyclist, locals or tourists in Tottenham Hale. The cycling hub would be a place for cyclist to gather making Tottenham Hale the official cycling center. The project aim to have every amenities for a cyclist in one centric location. Gallery and workshops are to intrigue the interest of the locals and provide them with a set of skills to be able to contribute back into the community. With the following in mind, this project would be able to help contribute to the economy and create an identity for Tottenham Hale.
Ali Powe & Adam Willi- “Affordable Tottenham”
Alex Wightman- “Collective City”
The Collective City initiative offers an alternative approach to urban development, where the developer is replaced with a non-profit making organization. Residents from Tottenham are encouraged to not only give their opinions, but also to be actively involved in all aspects of the design, construction and management of the project. The first stage of the Collective City is to identify community requirements and to understand how successful areas of Tottenham are currently used. The composition of the existing urban fabric is converted into master-plan rules, which define use in relation within an urban block. Secondary rules are also developed to ensure the high design standards through the proposal. Guided by Collective City architects, residents are to be given control over the size, layout and appearance of their own spaces.