MArch Graduates Shortlisted for Forgotten Spaces Competition
2012 MArch graduates Charlotte Tamplin, Charlotte Marshall and Kate Stevens and were shortlisted in the recent RIBA Forgotten Spaces 2013 competion. Their thesis project looked at the abundance of forgotten and underused underground space in our cities and speculated how these could be brought back into use to become part of the city fabric once more.
Their competition entry, Aldwych Baths, utilised the disused Aldwych tube station as a public baths facility with a connection to Victoria Embankment that respond to the brief:
"A 'forgotten space' could be small or large - agrassy verge, a wasteland, an unused car park, a derelict building, an empty unit, an underpass or a flyover. The proposal could be simple or complex, a commercial or public facility, a piece of public art or a new building. The main requirement is that it responds to the surrounding area and serves a function for the local community."
Shortlisted entries were showcased in the Architects Journal and are currently on view at the Forgotten Spaces 2013 exhibition at Somerset House in London until the 10 November.