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Newham Pop Up Park

For my university final major project I redesigned a public park space in Newham with the aim of bringing together the community and reconnecting residents to Newhams rich culture and history. Kier Hardie Park Project is based in Canning Town, the borough of Newham, situated in East London. A borough which has rich history yet currently undergoing one of Londons biggest regeneration schemes turning the area, including The Royal Docks into the new ‘East City’. The borough is has undergone vast transformations over the past century including massive deindustrialisation, this has caused dispersment and gaps amongst residents and communities. Much of the exisiting residents have been pushed aside for large regeneration projects to bring an in ux of young professionals and socio-economic groups into the borough. All these events have caused Newham to lack the strong, rich identity it had and now the exsisting communities are diminishing into the background to make way for new projects. This Park re-design aims to empower local residents o ering them a place to enjoy and utilise. The park design celebrates and remembers Newhams history and culture, weaving it into current events by the continuous ‘ribbon’ utilities framework. And nally the park is a place for local communities to safe gaurd as their own during a time when many spaces in the area are becoming commercialised and privitised.

Project Tags

  • urban design
  • community engagement
  • Spatial design
  • design
  • Urban Planning

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