INHABITED 3D PARK SITE SURVEY
LOCATION:WILLESDEN JUNCTION POSTCODE:NW2 BOROUGHS:BRENT,EALING,HAMMERTHMITH&FULHAM LANDOWNER:RAIL NETWORK
Existing situation 1:7000 The space is situated on the North-East of London, being forgotten between 3 boroughs: Brent, Ealing and Hammerthmith&Fulham. Main problem of the area is a huge gap in urban fabric, dehiscing on the body of a city. Grand Union Canal(Paddington branch) goes right in the middle of the site. It could be the PEARL OF THE AREA, but it is isolated from londoners by railways and industrial objects,sides of the canal are covered with waste.I want to fix it.
1. WILLESDEN JUNCTION STATION
Trains require big space to turn, so big areas between curved railways are abandoned or ineffectively used for warehouses. and open air stores. At the moment the site is extrimly pedestrian-unfriendly. perimeters of “ISLANDS ON INACCESSIBILITY” reach 3 km. Even though inhabitants of the area are probably avare of the harm of cars to the invironment- nobody would walk such distances every day, so “islands of inaccessibility make the site unsustainable.
Site is sitting on a grand union canal, so it has potential of being a part of LEISURE-CULTURE LINE along the canal that could be a part of preparation for Olimpix 2012, as canal is connected to Olimpix site. Cold wet weather makes riverside of Themes unpopular. I think that canal can take the part of a “most pleasant place in London”. It has long history, it has life to watch (boats, birds) , it has connection to landmark places of London: big transport junctions :St Pancras and Paddigton, Regent’s park, Camden-town and goes up to Hayers, Droyton and West Hyde. Public area along the canal (or instead of river as in Valencia) has an advantage of being continuous, as traffic goes above it by bridges.
LITTLE SCRUBS WORMWOOD SCRUBS PARK
SITE EXISTING ADJACENT HOUSING
Unique park in east-central London is a necessary landmark for the area of solid rows of terraced houses and industry.On the map of green areas of London we can see that Willesden junction is unfairly empty.
EXISTING HOUSING ON THE SITE
1. Site plan Scale 1:500
2. Grand Union Canal, Paddington branch.
3. Park in “green net” of London.
INHABITED 3D PARK PROPOSAL
CROSS-SECTION OF THE NOTH SIDE OF THE CANYON
apartment public parking public open space semi-privat open space
My proposal is a 3D park, but not just-day, just-grass park, but the park full of activity 24 hours a day. Plan includes A HILL which is a COMMERCIAL-ENTERTAINMENT-APARTMENT BLOCK inside and a COMPLEX OF PRIVATE AND PUBLIC OPEN SPACES outside.Hill is situated within 300m from WILLESDEN JUNCTION TUBE STATION. Elevated GREEN TENTACLES lead from the tower to the edges of the site, uniting all the pockets between railways,canal sides and new green roofs of existing train sheds into a LARGE 3D park.
privat open space
outer relaxed public level
buzy internal public level
If you look on London from the top, you see lots of flat roofs without any use. In some areas roofs take more space then streets around buildings. This space can be used to provide oxygen and vegetables for the city. Using new technologies of building and also of controlling crime it’s possible to make “second level” of the city, that is sunny, continuous, free from cars and doesn’t need to be so flat as first one. It can go above buildings, roads and railways. It enjoys two levels of trees. Trees are growing from lifted boles and give shade and coziness. Trees are growing from the ground reaching second level with their heads. Enlarging of green areas can also let to make city farms. They won’t give London enough food off course, but will give it’s inhabitant’s the connection with real life. Planting can also improve psychological environment of the city. As scientist found while spacecraft experiments, collective care about plants effectively reduces the number of conflicts in a spaceship team. Artificial landscape can enrich the perception of the canal. Usually, in parks along the canal, only 10 meters near the canal are special, and the rest are just parks, without feeling of water. So I want to create a valley of green roofs sloping to the canal.The buildings under these roofs have public and living on the surface,closed to light and lots of parking places underneath for visitorsof canyon, and also for apartments and offices around. 2
Zoning 1:7000 4
8 0 30
0 12 60
SITE IN 300m FROM TUBE STATION FOR OFFICES, APARTMENTS AND SHOPPING-ENTARTAINING MALL
SITE NEXT TO CANAL FOR OPEN-AIR OFFICE ABOVE THE RAIL WAY
ENTERTAINING-EDUCATION PARK IN 3D SPACE ART PARK EXHIBITION CENTRE "MOVING" PARK ABOVE THE RAILWAY
2. New walkway by the canal
3. Open Air office
6.Central part of 3D park connected to the tude station
7.Walkways above the canal
8.Scheme of the functional zoning.
8.Scheme of the functional zoning.
9.Scheme of timing
SITE FOR "TENTACLES" ABOVE RAIL WAYS SITES FOR BRIDGES ABOVE RAIL WAYS GREEN ROOFS ON EXISTING BUILDINGS