Philippine Wright: Found Space


London is a world city. It is simultaneously expanding and contracting, growing ever-outwards – and upwards – yet on the brink of divorce from the neighbouring continent. The next generation of designers must deliver fresh thinking to tackle issues that range from the scale of the street to global climate change. We asked pioneering graduates from the LSA how they’d adapt London to ensure that it is inclusive of its citizens, integrated with nature and fit for the future

Public spaces provide a community with a sense of ownership, belonging and civic pride. But too often public buildings – libraries, town halls, museums and galleries – outlive their function, becoming outdated or even obsolete. This project proposes a series of public spaces in Walworth, designed to withstand the test of time by creating rooms – not around functions – but for fundamental human needs: living, learning, looking, talking and thinking.