URBANISM


New Municipality - International

International architecture competition for the design and construction of multiple new Iraqi settlements including urban, architectural and landscape design proposals. The scheme includes progressive approaches to vehicle and pedestrian movement, architectural strategies for repetition reducing cost, and the embedment of social infrastructure buildings and designed landscape. 
[ 1108 ] United Nations

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Urban Framework - Thamesmead, London, UK

Area-wide vision for the town and associated landscape of Thamesmead, London. The study involves an extensive analysis of existing urban conditions, and proposals for new and existing developments across Thamesmead. Outputs include a Supplementary Planning Document (SPD), providing an area-wide spatial framework and key principles guiding all future development. 
[ 0709 ] London Boroughs of Bexley & Greenwich

Town centre - Dover, UK

Analysis and masterplan strategies setting out urban principles for Dover, together with a sequence of site studies along the two main spinal routes of the central district. The studies and recommendations are for a variety of urban elements including built form, open space, axes and sight-lines, water, vegetation, and not least, the extraordinary local topography.
[ 0515 ] Urban Practitioners

Design District - Greenwich, London, UK

The Design District is a vibrant cluster of 16 new buildings for the creative industries at the heart of Greenwich Peninsula. It is designed as a “piece of city”, with a distinctive street grain, architecture, and urban character. The district comprises 16 free-standing buildings composed around five courtyards. Creating 14,000 sqm of studio space for makers in the creative industries.
[ 1602 ] Design District

Neighbourhood Plan - Mayfair, London, UK

Including the introduction of a local highstreet along the path of the Tyburn River and a narrowing of the lanes to Park Lane to allow for a widening of the public realm
[ 1607 ] Forsters + Grosvenor

High-density Settlement - Al-Tajeyat, Iraq

25 Ha masterplan and architectural design of multi-residential scheme including all housing and services buildings. The proposals included multiple scenario testing and the negotiation of major utilities positioning. 
[ 1203 ] Sections & Company

Low-rise Housing Settlement - Al Ameria, Iraq

Masterplan and architectural design of a low-rise multi-residential scheme including all housing and services buildings. 
[ 1102 ] Ministry of Housing and Construction

Parliament Complex - Baghdad, Iraq

International architecture competition for the new $1Bn Iraqi parliamentary building complex and 50 Ha masterplan. Scheme includes architectural designs for landmark buildings (eg House of Representatives and Federal Council), and surrounding buildings and courtyards, as well as an urban design for the surrounding city context.
[ 1111 ] Iraqi Council of Representatives

Holy City Masterplan - Al-Kadhimiya, Iraq

International architecture competition for the $850M regeneration of the Holy City of Kadhimiya. Scheme includes architectural designs for large new buildings (library and archive for 50,000 volumes, mosque, 10,000 seat eating hall, administration, security buildings, logistics facility) and masterplan addressing the historic fabric of the Medina.
[ 0905 ] Mayor of Baghdad

Design Framework - Gravesend, Kent, UK

Strategic design framework for Gravesend and surrounding hinterland. The study involved a careful analysis of the existing town and district and included indicative master plans of focus areas.  
[ 0412 ] Urban Practitioners

Masterplan - Waterbeach, Cambridgeshire, UK

Masterplan competition entry for a former RAF airfield and barracks four miles north of Cambridge. Design includes a new community with a potential 6,500 homes and supporting civic, educational, commercial and recreational facilities,  
[ 1405 ] Fletcher Priest Architects

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© Fletcher Priest Architects

Housing capacity study - Gants Hill, London, UK

Housing capacity study of the Gants Hill roundabout/Tube station area. The study proposes an indicative masterplan to test and confirm proposed unit densities and massing. The study examines a number of issues in detail: access, car parking, circulation, amenity space, unit geometries; unit type mixes and architectural layout, tenure options, massing, and daylight penetration.
[ 0516 ] Urban Practitioners

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Historic Town Hall Precinct - Eastham, Newham, London, UK

A development study for the historic Town Hall precinct in East Ham, London. The study area takes in a number of listed buildings over two city blocks, including the Town Hall, Old Technical College, Town Hall Annexe, and Old Gym. Radically, the study proposes a new civic space parallel to Barking Road which works to group the historic buildings and focus new development. Indicative companion housing projects are also proposed. Whilst achieving required yields and meeting London Plan and Local Plan constraints, the proposed buildings maintain a dynamism and strong urban quality. 
[ 0611 ] Urban Practitioners

Character + Capacity Study - Dacorum, Hertfordshire, UK

Assessment of urban characteristics of Dacorum’s towns and villages to guide urban design policies in the Council’s new LDF. The assessment makes a rigorous analysis across an array of criteria ranging from heights, densities, and setbacks, to materials/textures and street-scape elements. A series of specially selected sites were tested across the Borough for their capacity to absorb further housing. The findings of the study were used to extrapolate estimates for housing capacity for the wider Borough. The project included training of Dacorum BC planning officers with the new recommendations. 
[ 0506 ] Urban Practitioners

Options Analysis - Clapham Baths, Clapham, London, UK

Options analysis for development of the urban block fronting Clapham High Street containing Clapham Baths. As the site is surrounded by established residential streets, contains existing mixed uses, and engages two Conservation Areas, the development options proposed strike a complex balance between market expectations and planning constraints.  
[ 0512 ] Urban Practitioners

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City Street-scape - Stoke-on-Trent, UK

Short-listed competition entry for the complete redesign of Stoke-on-Trent’s central city street-scape and squares. The scheme proposes strong landscape rejuvenation, clarified city quarters, and a central circular viewing tower from which to appreciate the unique Staffordshire topography. 
[ 0623 ] Stoke-on-Trent City Council

Site Study - Wood Green, London, UK

Commercial site study, existing building study, capacity study, and scenario testing. 
[ 0622 ] Urban Practitioners

District Centre - Sixfields, Northampton, UK

Design for a District Centre involving the formulation of new residential, retail, and industrial areas and considerable alteration of local highways. The study contributed to the Council’s Area Action Plan and assisted the determination of current applications. 
[ 0423 ] Urban Practitioners

Urban Regeneration - North Lawndale, Chicago, USA

International architecture competition for the regeneration of inner-city Chicago, addressing both urban and architectural scales. 
[ 0521 ] Chicago Architecture Club

Housing Capacity Study - Leyton, Waltham Forest, London, UK 

Future loading on the transport infrastructure of this area of London was analysed in this study by desk modelling the housing capacities of available and up coming sites in the surrounding catchment area. 
[ 0618 ] Urban Practitioners

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Economic Settlement - Dhī Qār, Iraq

Urban and architectural design for a new settlement of 3500 people. Scheme includes: 15 Ha masterplan, designs for all housing types, 4 schools, suq, medical facilities, administration buildings, and all ancillary buildings and structures. 
[ 1208 ] Ministry of Construction & Housing

Masterplan - Blackhorse Lane, London, UK 

Alteration and further development of an existing masterplan. The study includes reconfiguring building heights and placements, calculation of dwelling unit types and densities, and resolution of parking and access configurations. 
[ 0615 ] Urban Practitioners


OVERLAPPING TERRITORIES

Tangier, Morocco 
The proposal acknowledges the Moroccan government's plan of building a new commercial free zone near the border of Ceuta and tries to shape it into an instrument for social development, not only economic growth. The project proposes scenarios in which this exceptional space (juridical and economical) could feed the traditional space of the street market.
[ RESEARCH ] Iulia Fratila, UCL BPro MArch UD RC12 2012/13

DIALECTIC TERRITORIES

Tangier, Morocco 
Tangier has been subject during the last decades to strong migratory movements both from foreign and rural regions, intensely pressuring its built capacity. Political conditions have favoured a vast proliferation of self-built houses extending the limits of the urban realm. a sprawling blanket of housing that spreads beyond the urban realm,

In this context, the project proposes a dialectic order that attempts to generate spaces of differentiation. Having as the main objective to introduce large scale functions into homogeneous housing environments, the research insists on attaining a horizontal surface through topographic operations, in an effort to generate directionalities and enhance the qualities of the context, facilitating community activities.
[ RESEARCH ] Nicole Rochette, UCL BPro MArch UD RC12 2012/13

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UNEVEN TANGIER

Tangier, Morocco 
The Tangier Urban Agency currently proposes a new urban boundary for the future expansion of the city. This new limit is a bigger radius of the present centre, without corresponding to topography. Selecting this form of growth restricts access to public transportation and sanitation. It will cause an increase in tariffs for poorer users, resulting in areas lacking connection to the basic infrastructure of the city.

The project proposes to control growth of Tangier with new quality of life from mobilising infrastructure. It aims to expand Tangier linearly towards the new town of Chrafate by legally hijacking the basic infrastructure being installed to feed the new town. In the long term, This settlement will equalise with the satellite city giving more sustainability rather than isolation from Tangier. Growth is aimed not only in connection two cities together but also suggests a new strategy of urban growth for the whole Tangier-Tetouan region.
[ RESEARCH ] Young Joon Chung UCL BPro MArch UD RC12 2012/13


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