Forgotten Spaces shortlist 2011

There were 138 entries for Forgotten Spaces London from which the judging panel selected a shortlist of 28 schemes.

The shortlist includes a range of innovative, far reaching and practical ideas of how to put to use overlooked or forgotten sites in London. Highlights include proposals for festival firepits in Crystal Palace, artist-inhabited church spires across the City, climbing tunnels in Clapham and event spaces for Bethnal Green tower blocks. 

A Bit Of Peace And Quiet Bee Project Block Extension Brunel’s Café eco.ntainer Fagin’s Den Hogarth Eyot
Inhabited Wall: (IN)Spires Jumpers for Goalposts LEARN TO FIX Liftplatz Market Garden Parkland Walk Gateway
Pilgrim Ferry Play&Grow Rye Lane Social Behaviour Station Farm The Co-Op Pub The Curve
The Firepits, Crystal Palace The Grotto: A Living Archive The Urban Climbing Tunnel The Wandle Leap Urban Physic Garden Twelve Trees WEST_WAY

The London judging panel included: Jeremy Titchen, Development Director of Qatari Diar, Paul Finch, Editorial Director, Architects' Journal, Tony Heaton, Chief Executive, Shape Arts, Neil Taylor, Head of Commercial Markets, Ordnance Survey and Julia Barfield, Marks Barfield Architects, Tamsie Thomson, Director of RIBA London and Mark Brearley of Design for London.

London judge Julia Barfield said:

'The range of proposals was particularly impressive and it is clear from the great ideas we saw that people had really had a lot of fun with it. The shortlist is a great provocation for everyone to think about the use of space in their local area. The challenge now is to try and realise at least one.'

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