How Would You Transform London's Forgotten Spaces?

In one of the world's most desirable cities, even the most unattractive and leftover spaces carry the potential for regeneration. An exhibit staged in Somerset House's own forgotten space shares innovative ideas to transform London's lesser places.
November 7, 2013, 1pm PST | Jonathan Nettler | @nettsj
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"When you pass an abandoned building, a discontinued subway station, or an empty lot, does your mind ever wander and imagine the possibilities with that space?" asks Steven Gu. "Well, that is exactly what the 2013 Forgotten Spaces Competition in London aimed to do: find creative solutions to 'forgotten spaces' around the city. A collaboration between the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), the Mayor of London, the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI), and the Landscape Institute, the competition invites designers to find innovative solutions to regenerate the spaces."

"Showing from October 4th to November 10th at Somerset House, the exhibit features 26 of the best innovative solutions from the competition," notes Gu. "In addition to the innovative ideas, the exhibit also shows completed regeneration projects across London."

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