Hyperdensity proposal for South Quay, London shortlisted in NLA competition

Hyperdensity : London faces the possibility of areas with the highest density in the world. What is this were embraced as a way of making exceptional urban zones, not feared as a threat? The key is the making of shared spaces.  The most powerful places grow out of unique characteristics, which in this case would be density itself. We propose a three-dimensional public park to serve existing and new residents of such areas.  It requires an agency to make all parties work together in their common interest, to make the whole exceed the sum of its parts.

Context : From self-build communities to a mega-city near the M25 – New London Architecture unveils 100 ideas to solve the London housing crisis and provide a blueprint for 21st century city living

New London Architecture, the capital’s built environment think-tank, has  released ideas to solve the London housing crisis, the result of an international ideas competition. Organised in collaboration with the Mayor of London, the competition attracted over 200 entries from 16 countries around the world.

The ideas will be on display in a free public exhibition at the NLA galleries in The Building Centre from 15 October. Ten winning ideas, selected by a distinguished jury, will be announced in October, with winning submitters invited to join a Greater London Authority working group to examine how their ideas can be applied to real London sites to deliver future housing for the capital.

Source : AWP and NLA website