Terraforming along the River

Site-A2_Identified Island

The site for the forthcoming academic year relates to the River Thames.

My first investigation looked at Silvertown and North Woolwich, London.

I preformed a series of “Terraforming” exercises; a process using layers of tracing paper to identify, analyse and manipulate the site in a playful, unrestricted mind-set yet encompassed aspects of a strategic and considered approach.

The outcome produced the notion Silvertown and North Woolwich becoming a breakaway island – Silvertown Island – An island segregated from the rest of surrounding wider context due the drenching of the Gallions Point Marina, in doing so, creating a canyon – A canyon that could be inhabited, used to control the entrance of water or purely used to segregate the land.

The island would re-consider its relationships with residential, industrial and transport (e.g. London City Airport) areas.

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