The Bartlett Development Planning Unit


DPU alumni entry makes Royal Docks Competition shortlist

5 March 2014

The Sensory Docks - rendered image for the Royal Docks Competition 2014

Alumni students Kay Pallaris (BUDD), Jamie Abbott (UDP), Luis Roja (UDP) and Francesca Guarascio (Urban Studies) joined forces with Briony Turner (King’s Geography PhD student), Francesco Barnebei, Nick Udal and Mena Shah to form a team whose redesign of North Woolwich has been shortlisted by judges from 65 entries as part of the Royal Docks Competition for the transformation of the Royal Docks into a new blue-green infrastructure space for east London. The competition was launched by the Landscape Institute and Ecobuild, with support from the Mayor of London, London Borough of Newham and Open-City, with sponsorship from Marshalls.

The shortlisted entry - the Sensory Docks - is a design that incorporates measures to ensure adaptation to projected climatic change and addresses each of the five human senses: sight, sound, smell, taste and touch. The design utilises green and blue infrastructure to re-sensitise the North Woolwich area into a climatically resilient, thriving, connected and liveable place, full of different sensory journeys that connect the current isolated developments, including new areas of sensory refuge and sensory stimuli.

The shortlisted entry is being exhibited at Ecobuild 2014 this week. The winner will be announced at 17:30 on Thursday 5th March. 

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[Above: an image from the group's competition entry]